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Use correct language tags for script and regional language variants #3716

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wiz commented Nov 29, 2019

This PR fixes Bisq's language tags so Java's locale class will correctly display the name of script and regional variants of languages. There were previously hard-coded hacks to correctly display the language names correctly, and this PR removes those hacks since they are now properly displayed by Java.

It's actually a common misunderstanding in software localization:

  • The language's regional variant, which is often a country, is separated with a dash.
  • The user's country is separated with an underscore.

For some people, the difference is subtle:
"en-us" = American English
"en_US" = generic English in USA
"en-gb" = British English
"en-gb_US" = British English in USA

But for other people, the difference is very important:
"br" = Portugese
"br-pt" = Brazilian Portugese
"br-pt_JP" = Brazilian Portugese in Japan

In this case, to merge #3714, I need the following script variant:
"zh" = Chinese
"zh-hans" = Simplified Chinese
"zh-hant" = Traditional Chinese

Needs testing!

wiz added 2 commits Nov 29, 2019
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Tested it locally on Regtest switching languages between pt, pt-BR and zh-Hans with app restart and everything worked as expected.

@ripcurlx ripcurlx merged commit d8e19c4 into bisq-network:master Dec 3, 2019
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