KDE Core/ISO Codes/Country Code

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Country Code

The required data and names are already sorted and available from Git in an .ods spreadsheet.

The spreadsheet contains the following fields:

Field Description
Entity Key name of Entity, unique
Status ISO status: Assigned, Transitional, Reserved, or FIPS
ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 Code
ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 ISO 3166-1 Alpha 3 Code
ISO 3166-1 Numeric ISO 3166-1 Numeric Code
FIPS-10 FIPS-10 Code (US Government)
Convert To ISO Use to convert non-ISO entity into nearest ISO entity, usually for FIPS
Transition To ISO Use to convert Transition status ISO entity to Assigned status ISO entity
ICANN ICANN ccTLD Internet Domain code
ITU International Telecommunications Union code
WMO World Meteorology Organization code
IOC International Olympic Committee code
FIFA FIFA code
MARC-21 Library of Congress MARC database code
IDD International Direct Dial code
Name Most commonly used name for entity in most natural language for, e.g. “The Bahamas” not “Bahamas, The”. Required.
List Name to use when listing country to make easy to find, e.g. “Bahamas, The” not “The Bahamas”. Required even if the same as Name as you cannot tell what form the translated Name may take.
Official The official name of the country, e.g. “Commonwealth of The Bahamas” not “The Bahamas”. Only populate if different to Name.
Notes Any notes
KDE The current KDE name, use to convert po files
Klocale If KDE includes a locale for the entity

The proposed xml format will be:

<ENTITY key=
        status=
        convert=
        transition=
        alpha2=
        alpha3=
        numeric=
        fips10=
        icann=
        itu=
        wmo=
        ioc=
        fifa=
        marc21=
        idd=
>
    <NAME type= lang=></NAME>
    <NOTES lang=></NOTES>
</ENTITY>

An example entry will be:

<ENTITY key="NEW ZEALAND"
        status=assigned
        alpha2="NZ"
        alpha3="NZL"
        numeric=554
        fips10="NZ"
        icann=".nz"
        itu="NZL"
        wmo="NZ"
        ioc="NZL"
        fifa="NZL"
        marc21="nz"
        idd="+64"
>
    <NAME type=default lang=en_US>New Zealand</NAME>
    <NAME type=list lang=en_US>New Zealand</LIST>
</ENTITY>

The file will be saved in:

 kde-runtime/localization/country

Steps:

  1. Assemble data - COMPLETED
  2. Review names
  3. Convert data to xml
  4. Checkout full i18n svn
  5. Script to copy and modify po .desktop files
  6. Check all po's correct, commit
  7. Commit xml, wait for merge, pray

This page was last edited on 9 March 2012, at 21:27. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.