[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28197: Fallback Languages

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#28197: Fallback Languages
 Reporter:  downstairsdev  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  I18N           |     Version:  4.0
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                 |     Focuses:

Comment (by cvedovini):

 I see at least two problems here:

 1. this is a new file that has to be maintain centrally by people who
 clearly expressed they were against the idea of fallback languagesat least
 because it's a political nightmare

 2. if I don't have the resources to provide say all versions of Spanish,
 that the fallback for all Spanish locales is es_ES and have only a Mexican
 translator, I will have to provide a es_ES with mexican translations.
 Which is incorrect as far as labeling is concerned.

 there is already a simple mechanism, built in the naming convention of
 language files, I don't understand why you wouldn't want to use that.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28197#comment:43>
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