Have simplified and traditional Chinese in the list of languages in Tails Greeter
Right now we have instead:
- Chinese, Singapore (language name untranslated)
- Chinese, China
- Chinese, Taiwan
- Chinese, Hong Kong
Which correspond to spoken local dialects but lack information about the writing script, either simplified or traditional.
Simplified Chinese was invented in mainland China and consist in a simplification of the writing of traditional Chinese (independently from how it is spoken).
- People with basic literacy in mainland China are not able to read the more complex traditional Chinese characters.
- People in Taiwan are not taught simplified Chinese in school and are not using it in their daily life on the island.
Someone from Taiwan told me that, instead of the 4 options that we currently have, we should instead have 2:
- 1 for simplified Chinese
- 1 for traditional Chinese
Which are different scripts for the same Chinese (Mandarin) language.
They should be written under the category “中文” (we currently have a different name for our Chinese category).
Update: here’s the design intrigeri and sajolida agreed on:
- Chinese (simplified)
- Chinese (simplified, China)
- Chinese (simplified, Singapore)
- Chinese (traditional)
- Chinese (traditional, Hong Kong)
- Chinese (traditional, Taiwan)