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Name of Norwegian languages

Madglad (talkcontribs)

Who has decided that Norwegian Bokmål should now be called "Norsk"? It was earlier called "Norsk Bokmål".

It is discriminating to select that one of the two equal and official writing norms of Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk), the Bokmål, should be the one norm considered to be "Norsk".

Who took the decision, and where was it discussed in advance?

Jeblad (talkcontribs)

The language codes in a central file for Mediawiki was corrected, ie made in accordance with IANA registry for language codes, and as a consequence the language name for nowiki got changed. The longterm fix isn't to change the language name as some believe, the longterm fix is to correct the invalid language code used by nowiki. It is possible to make a temporal fix, but as it seems right now it won't be possible to do the necessary changes.

Madglad (talkcontribs)
Jeblad (talkcontribs)

Translations are in the CLDR. Please check out the old discussions.

BLÆGG (talkcontribs)

The Norwegian (bokmål)-project should be moved to the correct domainname (languagecode): nb.

None of the written forms of Norwegian have the right to call themselves «Norwegian» per se. This is an error that have to be fixed as soon as possible, as it violates Norwegian law.

There is a very little minority in Norway (less than 1-2 percent) that want to write in a language called «Riksmål», that is a Danish-Norwegian pidgin, and they are afraid they cant do that anymore if the domain is fixed, and the project-name is correctly changed. Thats the reason for why this hasn’t been done earlier.

Please make the change as soon as possible.

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