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From Harry Metske <>
Subject Re: retire Finnish?
Date Sun, 09 Jun 2013 10:19:55 GMT

I would like to keep both languages in. They are only missing 5 or 6 out of
563 keys, that's not a bad score at all.
I can live with the warning message it gives us.

kind regards,

On 8 June 2013 16:26, Glen Mazza <> wrote:

> Team, I tweeted twice and emailed Janne three days ago, no response from
> him, but we didn't get an update on Finnish.  I'd like to retire it from
> our distribution so we're not perpetually seeing a warning message in our
> build for it. Most Finns, like Janne presently does, are going to use
> English anyway so everyone around the world can understand their Wiki.  As
> it's in the source control archives, we can always resurrect it relatively
> quickly if we get a complaint, providing the complainant translates the
> missing strings for us.  :)
> My view, if somebody on the team from country X wants to translate JSPWiki
> into Xese, that's fine, but once they leave the project, if it's a minor
> language like Lithuanian or Latvian or Finnish we look like idiots tweeting
> for translation help.  The maintenance of too many languages also
> constrains us, as it makes it more difficult to change screens and the text
> on them.
> We could also retire Russian, as it's missing a handful of strings as
> well, but Russian has about 30 times as many speakers as Finnish (155
> million vs. 5 million) so I don't personally mind its retention even if we
> get warning messages for it.
> Glen

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