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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [EXT] Dictionary extension for a Latin transcription of Persian
Date Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:59:17 GMT
On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> On 31/12/2012 Hamid Farroukh wrote:
>>
>> I have made a dictionray extension for the transcription of Persian
>> with Latin alphabet. That means, I have a way of writting Persian as
>> I would write English or German. This should help joung Persians
>> living in the US and Europe to learn Persian and write Persian texts.
>
>
> Hi, is this version of Persian something that you personally conceived or
> something more standardized, perhaps one of the Persian transliterations
> listed at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_language#Latin_alphabet ?
>
> If it has a name and it is a somewhat standard transliteration, we can
> definitely include it in OpenOffice 4, expected in April or around.
>
>
>> 1- Is it possible to use a custom dictionary for Persian as a
>> "western language"? Users should see an entry in the language
>> selection indicating Persian.
>
>
> Adding another language is feasible. We prefer to add languages that have an
> ISO code or some form of standardization. It wouldn't be called "Persian" to
> avoid name clash, but something like "Persian (Latin)" or "Persian
> (Fingilish)" (if that's the name) could be feasible. Note that here I'm just
> referring to add a language name, i.e., just one additional option in the
> list where you can select if your text is in English, or German, or French
> and so on.
>

This spec is rather new, so I don't know if Pootle supports it yet,
but it gives a syntax for BCP language tags with transliteration:
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6497

-Rob


>
>> 2- If not, may I publish it to the
>> extension page for others to use? Users should know that they can use
>> this dictionary, when they chhose Esperanto as language. Or would I
>> viloate some policies?
>
>
> We don't have a strict policy on this (I mean: we surely won't delete the
> extension from extensions.openoffice.org, even though we would require that
> the problem and the workaround are properly explained), but it would be much
> clearer to just add the language to OpenOffice, to avoid conflicts and
> misunderstandings. Just tell us more about this variant of Persian and we'll
> see how to handle that.
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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