Bug 6047 - new spanish variant (catalan)
Summary: new spanish variant (catalan)
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: xkb
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Reported: 2006-02-26 23:52 UTC by Daniel Stone
Modified: 2006-03-01 10:23 UTC (History)
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add 'ca' variant to es (505 bytes, patch)
2006-02-26 23:53 UTC, Daniel Stone
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Description Daniel Stone 2006-02-26 23:52:31 UTC
The attached patch adds a Catalan variant to the default Spanish layout, which
substitutes ŀ for lstroke and Ŀ for Lstroke (i.e. puts them on third and fourth
level of AC09, where l and L are).  lstroke and Lstroke are never used in
Spanish or Catalan, apparently, whereas ŀ and Ŀ are used (e.g. in street names,
such as Paraŀlel).  This patch was requested by the Catalan
translation/localisation team.
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2006-02-26 23:53:05 UTC
Created attachment 4757 [details] [review]
add 'ca' variant to es
Comment 2 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-02-27 03:11:52 UTC
don't you mind if I change it to 'cat' - just to avoid confusion with Canada ?
Comment 3 Daniel Stone 2006-02-28 00:53:52 UTC
sure, cat is fine.
Comment 4 Jordi Mallach 2006-03-02 03:07:41 UTC
Is there any convention on naming of XKB layout variants?

I see that in my 6.9 install, many of them follow country_COUNTRY naming rules,
but other seem to use arbitrary names.

If a country-like code is prefered, "ct" would be a sensible choice. While it
doesn't exist in the ISO, as Catalunya is not an independent nation, it's what
some campaigns have been trying to get for some time, for a Catalonia TLD.

cat, on the other hand, describes pretty well "Catalan" stuff, as it's the name
of the Catalan Cultural TLD (.cat).

Either is fine for me as I can't make my mind up too well on this. Your call. :)

Thanks for applying this!
Comment 5 Daniel Stone 2006-03-02 03:10:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Is there any convention on naming of XKB layout variants?

AFAICT, the convention is layout name is an ISO country code, variant name is
free-form.

> I see that in my 6.9 install, many of them follow country_COUNTRY naming rules,
> but other seem to use arbitrary names.

Don't look at 6.9, it's dead.  http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/xlibs/xkbdesc/ will
let you browse the current tree, or get xkb-data (I think?) out of experimental.
 All the language_COUNTRY codes (e.g. en_US, ch_FR) are dead.
Comment 6 Jordi Mallach 2006-03-02 03:49:21 UTC
Ok. If it's freeform, let's go with cat, as it doesn't stick to a territory.
Comment 7 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-03-02 05:23:40 UTC
So it all in CVS now.
Daniel is right, there is no convention on the variant name. We are struggling
hard to make even layout names uniform - and I would be crazy to start the war
for the uniform variant names.


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