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RFF: add more languages to the list!
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 13:17
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Oct 11, 2005

Hi!

The language list need a major update. As an outsourcer, we get often translations from/to languages that are not even mentioned in your list.
You may argue that these are very minor languages, but often I find that languages with several million speakers are not even mentioned.

Could we have a language list based on ISO 639-3 for instance? I'm not asking for all languages of the world, but put a cap at
30 000 speakers or so...

With the language policy of the Swedish authorities, we're often translating jobs for 18 immigrant languages simultaneously, and these are the cases where Proz would really be of use. But so far, the language list is a let down with many white spots on the map...

Take a look at http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp for reference.


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Henry Dotterer
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Which languages are you missing? Oct 11, 2005

We use the ISO 3-letter codes (although we don't show full depth in all areas of the site.)

Which languages do you require?


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Norwegian (Bokmål) Oct 12, 2005

"Norwegian (Bokmål)" is missing.

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dieter haake  Identity Verified
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Swiss German and Austrian German Oct 12, 2005



didi


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Scanian missing Oct 12, 2005

Scanian is missing, too.

http://www.lysator.liu.se/nordic/scn/faq766.html

Greetings
Erik

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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 13:17
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Missing languages Oct 12, 2005

Henry wrote:
We use the ISO 3-letter codes (although we don't show full depth in all areas of the site.)
Which languages do you require?


Right now, I'm looking for a translator from Djerma/Zarma (ISO-639-3: dje)

Earlier, we've had requests for variants of sami languages and meänkieli, variants of kurdish and syriac languages, etc etc...

For the Zarma job, I discovered that Songhai is listed in some of your lists, but not always available for selection.

Perhaps it was not there from the start, so when you extended the language list, existing members couldn't select it? And now after you've extended it, those who already registered never bothered to check, so they haven't amended their profile?!

Best,

Jan


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Norwegian (Bokmål) = Norwegian Oct 12, 2005

Sven Petersson wrote:

"Norwegian (Bokmål)" is missing.


In the directory, you can select between:
Norwegian
Norwegian (Nynorsk)

So in this case, I guess it's just a case of adding a parenthesis to the existing entry?!


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