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What's Punjabi?407:43, 26 August 2010
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What's Punjabi?

Hi. When I look at what Punjabi/pa in Gurmukhi or Devanagari script (?) in MediaWiki, it is known in ISO 639-3 as Eastern Punjabi (pan). It might also be 'pal' (ancient punjabi, used in Sikh ceremonies). MediaWiki also knows Western Punjabi/pnb (ISO 639-3) in Arabic script.

As you can see I am quite confused when someone says he is going to localise in Punjabi. Can you please clarify what you mean with Punjabi? Thanks!

11:11, 25 August 2010

Punjabi/pa is Gurmukhi Script,

and Western Punjabi/pnb is written in Arabic Script called Shahmukhi.

So Punjabi with default 'pa' goes for Gurmukhi Script, if someone want to translated with Punjabi Western or Shahmukhi script, need to use pa@arb or pnb.

for more references, Please check Mozilla bug:


02:48, 26 August 2010

So pa == pan, or do I stil not get it?

05:51, 26 August 2010

yes, correct pa=pan

05:57, 26 August 2010

Thanks for clearing this up. I'm updating documentation in MediaWiki so this question can be avoided next time :).

07:43, 26 August 2010

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14:36, 10 May 2010