Support » Plugin: WCM User Language Switcher » Specified language in different writings

  • Resolved simongcc


    Since Chinese is divided into Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional, only using ZH to divide the name may not enough if the case of Simplified and Traditional are Co-Exist, the name will be same and user will get confused.
    So it is suggested to use also the minor part of language code to distinguish.

    eg. zh as 中文
    _tw as 台灣正體
    _hk as 香港正體
    _cn as 簡體

    Not sure if other language would have the same problem.

    in this way, the name could be flexibly displayed
    if using the same structure, maybe add one more JSON for minor part OR
    add the minor part in the same JSON code to avoid additional file transfer.

    Many thanks.

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  • Plugin Author Franz Josef Kaiser


    Thanks for the notification. Sadly we’re not in control about the used languages. As you will understand, we only speak very few languages our self (in comparison to the existing languages) and have to rely on the only official source: The ISO 639. We even built the first (and only) easily available list of languages in JSON format for this plugin. When you hit the link, you’ll be forwarded to GitHub repository that we host for this list. More info about the why and what is available there.

    What you could do is to leave an issue there and additionally notify The ISO 639-2 Registration Authority in the U.S. Library of Congress that their entry isn’t correct. We already had such requests and I always point people there. Hopefully a lot of notifications will raise awareness for those issues.

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