Merger of Tagalog(TL) and Filipino(FIL)

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at
Sat Apr 18 13:06:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 07:31:08PM +0800, Dax Solomon Umaming wrote:
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> Hello,
> We've had a discussion[1]on the forums regarding the merger of
> Tagalog(TL) to Filipino(FIL). Since Filipino is the National and
> Official Language[2] of the Philippines, we wish to deprecate Tagalog
> and use Filipino.
> a) is it possible to import Tagalog strings into Filipino and then
> deprecate Tagalog?
> b) how will it affect upstream?
> c) Do we also ask upstream to merge then drop Tagalog?

You shouldn't do this, since Tagalog (tl) and Filipino (fil) are two
different languages with two ISO codes. The proper solution is to make
sure glibc supports "fil" language, then start new upstream translation 
team for it.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of team
 Free font developer
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