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From "Glen Mazza (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ROL-1970) Add Iran Locale
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:26:47 GMT


Glen Mazza commented on ROL-1970:

Hi Omid, thanks for supplying a patch.  But I'm not sure Roller should be going beyond the
default locales supported by the JDK (
 As a technical matter, I'm not sure just adding a locale helps anything, you still have to
provide coding for that locale, as Anil had mentioned back in 2009:

For Iran in particular, U.S. export prohibitions prevent Oracle from supplying its products
to that country (,
which may be why Persian is unsupported (with there being ten times as many Persian speakers
as some other supported languages--Finnish, Danish, etc.--there are probably legal reasons
why Oracle doesn't support Iran OOTB, reasons that would probably be the same for us.)  

As I understand Wordpress offers a Persian front-end, so you may wish to consider that blogging
software instead.  But I think this patch really needs to be supplied to the Oracle JDK team
and not us.  If Oracle is not willing to support a language spoken by 75 million people, there
must be a reason for that, and without knowing the full story, I'd be reluctant to have Roller
override their decision.

> Add Iran Locale
> ---------------
>                 Key: ROL-1970
>                 URL:
>             Project: Roller
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Omid Pourhadi
>            Assignee: Roller Unassigned
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: patch.txt
> since Iran locale is no longer in JDK Available Locales. it can be added to Roller by
this patch 

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