How to make a locale available for CTL text

Eike Rathke erack at
Mon Apr 23 20:21:49 UTC 2018

Hi Khaled,

On Saturday, 2018-04-21 23:21:23 +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 01:59:51PM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > I want to set a text in Malay [1] but using the Arabic script (AKA Jawi
> > [2]), but it seems that Malay is only allowed for “Western” text and not
> > “CTL” and free-form language tags are not allowed in CTL as well. Do I
> > need to add a new locale or do something else? Any reason why free-form
> > language tags are not allowed for CTL text?
> I found which
> answers the last question somehow (though it is not clear what is
> exactly needed). My main question about supporting Jawi is still
> unanswered.

Seems I overlooked your previous mail. Anyway, if this is about
supporting the same language in different scripts we can sort that out
by using proper language tags and hard categorizing the CTL one.

However, the Malay language group is confusing to me. Are we talking
about "Standard Malay [zsm]" written
in Latin and Arabic script, or any of the various languages listed under
the [msa] macrolanguage code there (the macrolanguage code being the
[ms] 639-1 code we currently have as tag, which actually is not "a
language"), or "Malay (individual language) [zlm]"


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