[Mediawiki-i18n] Good and bad fallbacks

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 21:48:01 UTC 2012

On 11/09/12 16:55, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
> 2012/9/11 Platonides <platonides at gmail.com>:
>> What would be the right way to differenciate between fallbacks like
>> Picard -> French (there's a similarity between the languages, the
>> message might even be the same) and French -> English (which is there
>> just for having a base language). Take the fallback lists like shown in
>> the message file, I guess? What's the prefered way to do that? Shouldn't
>> we add in that case another parameter to Language::getFallbacksFor() to
>> disable the addition of en as final fallback?
> And what will you show instead of the final fallback?

The official name of the place (the endonym).
It has more opportunities (I have developed tools where I wished to be
able to set a different language as the base one), but that was the use
case I had in mind (hint: ISO 3166).

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