Please, remove es_ES and es_PR locales from the ubuntu-docs templates

Asked by Ricardo Pérez López on 2009-03-17

Please, can anybody remove the "es_ES" and "es_PR" locales from the ubuntu-docs templates? They are buggy and unnecessary, since the only locale for Spanish language must be "es" (without the country part).

The existence of the es_ES and es_PR locales is only a source for troubles.

Thanks in advance,

Ricardo Perez
Ubuntu Spanish Translators Team Coordinator

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Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) said : #1

You are right, but doing something about it is difficult.

We can't delete these language codes entirely without causing problems for the few cases where their use is justified. And the template's translation listing will show any language for which translations are available.

We could delete just these translations for this template, but there's nothing to stop people from adding more. This is the shadow side of openness. We've looked at possible ways of showing warnings like "this is probably not the language you want, translate "es" instead" but the problem as always is to find time to implement something like that.

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