Monday, March 2, 2009

Sinhala NOT Sinhalese

If you still use "Sinhalese" as the language name in your localization project, pls revert it to "Sinhala".

"Sinhala" is the preferred word for the language as per the Sri Lankan constitution and ISO 639:

http://www.constitution.gov.lk/downloads/Chapter%20IV%20-%20Language.pdf

18. 3[(1)] The Official Language of Sri Lanka shall be Sinhala.

http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

sin si Sinhala; Sinhalese

* Sinhala language
* Sinhala script
* Sinhalese people

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