Spanish locale fix

Forum member myselfo reported this:

In the new locale selection screen during the bootup when no previous session is saved, there is something strange:

an-ES Spain

But that's not correct, the code for Spain should be es-ES... but when I try to select es-ES it appears as "Mexican, Spain". Actually the language is listed as Mexican for every Spanish-language country, which is kind of funny, but wrong Smile
It should be "Spanish, Spain", "Spanish, Mexico", "Spanish, Chile", and so on.

I fixed the script /usr/sbin/chooselocale.

But, what is the "an" part of "an_ES"?

...ah, found it. The "an" is "Aragonese", which is a minor language in Spain.

I fixed a couple of others too, such as "el_" is "Greek" not "Cypriotic". "mk_" is not "Fyrom", it's "Macedonian" (?).

Posted on 5 Oct 2009, 8:47


Posted on 5 Oct 2009, 10:26 by technosaurus
Perhaps it is for the southern region of Spain?

Posted on 5 Oct 2009, 19:39 by panzerpuppy
Locales fix
"es_" is Spanish,not "Mexican". "an_" is "Aragonese". "el_" is "Greek" not "Cypriotic". "mk_" is not "Fyrom", it's "Macedonian"

All codes are correct now. Good job Barry :)

Posted on 8 Oct 2009, 24:30 by ottod
Thanks for this!
I am Guatemalan, México is our northern neighbour. Telling us that we speak Mexican is sort of a practical joke around here. I smiled when I had to select my locale. Thanks for the fix.
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