Jordi Mallach jordi at
Mon Nov 7 18:15:38 CST 2005

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 08:02:24PM +0100, Bastian Frank wrote:
> why are is there a "German" AND a "German(Germany)" item in the list?
> I don't get the point of this. I can see why it's sensible to have a
> German(Switzweland, etc.) but why this distinction between German and
> German(Germany)?

When Launchpad was announced, anyone could translate into any variant of
a language. This was a big mistake, as it sparked translations like the
one you're seeing, when in most cases, only a general one is needed. For
new products, you can't do this anymore, but we haven't removed the old
country-specific translations, as it's hard to know which should be kept
in the general translation.

Hopefully we can cleanup this soon enough in the future, though.
Jordi Mallach Pérez  --  Debian developer
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