If you are just adding a new country locale (eg we have a locale for the language), you just need to add the new empty locale file, and Update Survey Tool. Otherwise:
Before adding a new locale, you must have the core data: see Core Data for New Locales
for the process.
- Before starting to add a new locale, make sure you have the minimal core data that cannot be added through the Survey Tool. See above.
- Create the new locale files. If you are adding a single new language locale, for example, language "xx" as spoken in country "YY", you will need two files:
- common/main/xx.xml - The main locale file containing the core data. You can use the template in seed/main/und.xml as a starting point.
- common/main/xx_YY.xml - An empty country locale containing the identification of xx_YY as a valid locale. You can use the template in seed/main/und_XX.xml as a starting point.
- See files are here: http://www.unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/seed/main/
- Run the XMLValidator tool against these two files to insure validity. The XMLValidator is the java tool: org.unicode.cldr.util.XMLValidator
- Add these two files to the repository : svn add xx.xml ; svn add xx_YY.xml
- Add the plural rules common/supplemental/plurals.xml ).c
Add the day period rules (if you have them ) to common/supplemental/dayPeriods.xml
- Add the language subtag to <variable id="$language" type="choice"> in
- If you are adding a new language, add the appropriate default content locale
to <defaultContent locales="..."> in common/supplemental/supplementalMetadata.xml
The default content locale is usually the locale where the most people speak the language in question.
- Send the literate pop information to Rick, or file a bug, if the language is not already in the supplemental data.
- Also add the English translation for any new languages in common/main/en.xml
- Commit all of your work to SVN:
svn commit -m "cldrbug 9999: Add new locale for xx_YY"
Update Survey Tool
Update the data and restart Survey Tool (Steven, Rick, Mark, or John can do this if you don't have access).