<i18n dev> [9] Review Request - JDK-8055222: ISO 4217 Amendment #159

Naoto Sato naoto.sato at oracle.com
Tue Sep 2 20:28:11 UTC 2014

Hi Mark,

I understand that the English name for "CV" should be customary "Cape 
Verde" in English, but for the root locale, should the name adopt ISO 
3166's bare name, where they switched it from "Cape Verde" to "Cabo Verde"?



On 8/31/14, 11:52 PM, Mark Davis ☕️ wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Yong Huang <yong.huang at oracle.com
> <mailto:yong.huang at oracle.com>> wrote:
>     Besides country name, there is also the change in currency name
>     "Cape Verde Escudo" -> "Cabo Verde Escudo". CurrencyNames.properties
>     is generated based on CLDR and the currency name in it is "Cape
>     Verdean escudo", same as what in latest CLDR. So I will leave
>     CurrencyNames.properties unchanged, and only modify
>     LocaleNames.properties.
> ​BTW, for a name of an entity in a given language, CLDR tries to use the
> most common, customary form/in that language/. "Cape Verde" is (at least
> for now) the most common name for CV in English, although of course the
> name can be different in other languages.
> Mark <https://google.com/+MarkDavis>
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