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From "Glen Mazza (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ROL-1970) Add Iran Locale
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:26:47 GMT

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Glen Mazza commented on ROL-1970:
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Hi Omid, thanks for supplying a patch.  But I'm not sure Roller should be going beyond the
default locales supported by the JDK (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/javase7locales-334809.html).
 As a technical matter, I'm not sure just adding a locale helps anything, you still have to
provide coding for that locale, as Anil had mentioned back in 2009: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/roller-user/200910.mbox/%3C889b47a70910060900t28f571f0s852e96b1671ebca2@mail.gmail.com%3E
.  

For Iran in particular, U.S. export prohibitions prevent Oracle from supplying its products
to that country (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/export/export-regulations-345813.html),
which may be why Persian is unsupported (with there being ten times as many Persian speakers
as some other supported languages--Finnish, Danish, etc.--there are probably legal reasons
why Oracle doesn't support Iran OOTB, reasons that would probably be the same for us.)  

As I understand Wordpress offers a Persian front-end, so you may wish to consider that blogging
software instead.  But I think this patch really needs to be supplied to the Oracle JDK team
and not us.  If Oracle is not willing to support a language spoken by 75 million people, there
must be a reason for that, and without knowing the full story, I'd be reluctant to have Roller
override their decision.

                
> Add Iran Locale
> ---------------
>
>                 Key: ROL-1970
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ROL-1970
>             Project: Roller
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Omid Pourhadi
>            Assignee: Roller Unassigned
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: patch.txt
>
>
> since Iran locale is no longer in JDK Available Locales. it can be added to Roller by
this patch 

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