[mythtv] "A", "An", and "The" for sorting - ticket 3048

Chris Hamilton chamilton at cs.dal.ca
Tue Feb 6 20:19:06 UTC 2007

> There is an 
> argument for creating locale config files, which would sit in the l18n 
> directory. It would allow translators to define the default settings for 
> their region, e.g. Date/Time formats, Articles (The, An, A etc) and 
> primary/secondary languages.

Are there standard formats for such files? Something particular in mind?
I imagine that such a system of configuration files would be
hierarchichal (ie: a global Germany config file, then smaller files for
each geographic region that over-rides some of these features).  Is this
typically the case?

Also, would it make sense to have 'language' config files, specifying
things that are language dependent and which tend to be consistent
across all regions speaking that language (for example, articles in
English are the same in the US, Canada and the UK; or to continue the
previous example, both the Germany and Switzerland files may reference
the German files).

(I'm a total newbie when it comes to i18n stuff, but am more than
willing to learn and help out...)

> These options would be cached in the database,
> but making changes and adding new locales wouldn't require recompiling.

Sounds reasonable.


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