Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the Location window

Asked by sansul on 2009-12-29

why cant i find the UAE and Dubai as listed in the country setip up options

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Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #1

If you are talking about Stellarium version 0.10.2, both are there. It's written as Dubayy, UnitedArabEmirates.

For some reason, for some location names Stellarium uses not the English form of the name, but a Romanization of the local form of the name.

sansul (mjjones) said : #2

yes i am talking about Stellarium version 0.10.2

in the country list there is only Ubited Kingdom and i cant find anywhere Dubayy or the unitedarabemirates.Saudi Aarbai is listed and Oman

sansul (mjjones) said : #3

ok, instead of searching the list i cut and paste Dubayy and it came up with it. thks for the help

Bogdan Marinov (daggerstab) said : #4

It seems that the drop-down list of countries in the Location window is ordered not by alphabetical order of the names, but of the country codes.

For example, the United Arab Emirates are the very first entry in the list, because the country code is "ae". The United Kingdom comes between France and Georgia, because its country code is "gb".