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Re: [aspell-devel] New Aspell Dictionaries: ia mt nb nn sw tn tr wa zu

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: Re: [aspell-devel] New Aspell Dictionaries: ia mt nb nn sw tn tr wa zu
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:09:10 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, James Lee wrote:

> On 30/03/04, 10:59:24, Kevin Atkinson <address@hidden> wrote regarding Re:
> [aspell-devel] New Aspell Dictionaries: ia mt nb nn sw tn tr wa zu:
> > >From nn/doc/NOTES:
> >   This Norwegian Nynorsk Aspell dictionary was originally "no" but this
> >   was ambiguous, so it was changed to "nn".
> >   The source word list is the same as in Version 0.50 but version 0.50.1
> >   was created from expanding the MySpell dictionary and not the Aspell
> >   one.  As a result the Word List is slightly different.  I am assuming
> >   that the MySpell expansion is more correct.
> > If you look closely you will notice that the no/ directory is really a
> > symbolic link to nn/.
> OK, but there are still two dictionaries. So the "no" is obsolete?

Yes, "no" is obsolete.

> If so I can deprecate "no" and make it load "nn" instead. The users
> will have to change the LANG variable from "no" to "nn" - or would
> it be better to link the "no" files to the "nn" files so the "nn"
> data are used for both lang settings?
> I'm worried that users might want "no" set as the language for other
> reasons. Not being Norwegian I can't see the consequences or know what
> a Norwegian expects. For example I have both share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/no
> and share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/nn on my system and the mo files in them are
> different.

I am really not sure what the best thing to do.  Maybe someone else on 
this list knows a little more of the history of "no" and how it should be 


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