RE: Same language, two locales (RE: Locale string for Norwegian -

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 16:03:58 EDT

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000 wrote:

> Similarly, wouldn't it be plausible that some Norse people, in the absence
> of a Nynorsk interface, prefer a foreign (but familiar) language like
> English, rather than the domestic (but maybe not very well known) Bokmål?

AFAIK every Norwegian who gets a secondary school education (most of them)
knows both written standards; the only question is, which one is taught
first (as part of learning to read/write).

John Cowan                         
"[O]n the whole I'd rather make love than shoot guns [...]"
	--Eric Raymond

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