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  1. muyaad's Avatar
    I'm new to this BlackBerry World and I have no clue if this question has been posted b4
    I couldn't see Nigeria on this list of the region, from the system settings> language and input > region
    So any clue?
    Why isn't Nigeria in Region list?-img_20140810_013706.png

    My first BlackBerry Z10
    08-09-14 06:44 PM
  2. tjseaman's Avatar
    There are hundreds of languages spoken in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria, English.

    Posted via CB10 - Z10 'Powered by BlackBerry'
    08-09-14 08:33 PM
  3. muyaad's Avatar
    I'm not asking about the languages spoken in Nigeria. My question is simple, why Nigeria is not on the list of region?

    My first BlackBerry Z10
    08-09-14 10:00 PM
  4. baarn's Avatar
    It's not possible for any vendor to support all languages and localizations. Which ones are chosen is based on factors such as cost, subscriber base, market share, existing level of standardization etc. You must also understand that BlackberryOS10 is still fairly young and is still being continually enhanced. A nigerian localization could still be added in a future update, more so if people request it. In any case, don't take it as a personal insult against Nigeria.

    As a workaround you could simply use the "United Kingdom (English)" localization which would probably (you know better than me) give you the correct date and number layouts and then just type the currency symbol with the ISO code NGN (you probably already do this).
    08-10-14 06:27 AM
  5. tjseaman's Avatar
    I'm not asking about the languages spoken in Nigeria. My question is simple, why Nigeria is not on the list of region?

    My first BlackBerry Z10
    My answers simple too. English is Nigeria's MAIN language and there is already an option there...choose English (US).

    Posted via CB10 - Z10 'Powered by BlackBerry'
    08-10-14 08:26 AM
  6. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    My answers simple too. English is Nigeria's MAIN language and there is already an option there...choose English (US).

    Posted via CB10 - Z10 'Powered by BlackBerry'
    NO! Queen's English only! Favours vs Favor!
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    08-10-14 09:34 AM
  7. Banco's Avatar
    NO! Queen's English only! Favours vs Favor!
    The Queen offers favours???

    Off with his head!

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    08-10-14 09:35 AM
  8. muyaad's Avatar
    . A nigerian localization could still be added in a future update, more so if people request it. In any case, don't take it as a personal insult against Nigeria.
    Thanks, it's you who answered my question. It just surprised me not to see Nigeria on the region list despite of Nigerians found of BlackBerry and I read an article here saying Nigerians are reverting to their BlackBerry and ditching Android. I read something like that.

    My first BlackBerry Z10
    08-10-14 10:10 AM
  9. muyaad's Avatar
    My answers simple too. English is Nigeria's MAIN language and there is already an option there...choose English (US).
    It's not, and you shouldn't confuse language to region. My question was about region not the Language that's why I included the attachment to illustrate my question but you mixed then up the way you responded.


    You can choose English (US) as language and still have 3 options to choose from if you pick Afghanistan to be your region. For the Belgion you were presented by 4 options.
    It's been known that Nigeria has 3 major languages and English Language just happened to be its lingua francha

    Here is another attachment for the illustrations


    Why isn't Nigeria in Region list?-img_20140810_170351.png

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    08-10-14 10:23 AM
  10. tjseaman's Avatar
    NO! Queen's English only! Favours vs Favor!
    True, however, if you're doing a lot of business with American customers, it's easier to use US so they don't think you can't spell properly. When writing to my fellow Canadian, yes Favours triumphs Favor.

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    08-10-14 12:44 PM
  11. tjseaman's Avatar
    It's not, and you shouldn't confuse language to region. My question was about region not the Language that's why I included the attachment to illustrate my question but you mixed then up the way you responded.


    You can choose English (US) as language and still have 3 options to choose from if you pick Afghanistan to be your region. For the Belgion you were presented by 4 options.
    It's been known that Nigeria has 3 major languages and English Language just happened to be its lingua francha

    Here is another attachment for the illustrations


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    My first BlackBerry Z10
    Point taken. I agree I may have misread your post. Cheers!

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    08-10-14 12:54 PM
  12. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    True, however, if you're doing a lot of business with American customers, it's easier to use US so they don't think you can't spell properly. When writing to my fellow Canadian, yes Favours triumphs Favor.

    Posted via CB10 - Z10 'Powered by BlackBerry'
    I hear ya.

    I still refer to a trunk as a "boot" and pants as "trousers on occasion.
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    08-10-14 01:04 PM
  13. thurask's Avatar
    Good point. Perhaps report it to BlackBerry?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MichaelClewley

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    08-10-14 01:08 PM
  14. guygardner73's Avatar
    I'm new to this BlackBerry World and I have no clue if this question has been posted b4
    I couldn't see Nigeria on this list of the region, from the system settings> language and input > region
    So any clue?
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    I believe that the region listed as Niger is in fact Nigeria.

    Z10STL100-2/10.2.1.3247 O2 UK
    08-10-14 01:26 PM
  15. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I believe that the region listed as Niger is in fact Nigeria.

    Z10STL100-2/10.2.1.3247 O2 UK
    Probably not. Niger is to the north, and is Francophone.

    No need for specific Nigerian localization outside UK English (unless BBRY starts doing pidgin LOL).
    08-10-14 01:32 PM
  16. thurask's Avatar
    Probably not. Niger is to the north, and is Francophone.

    No need for specific Nigerian localization outside UK English (unless BBRY starts doing pidgin LOL).
    Ever set your input language to Hinglish?

    Posted via CB10
    08-10-14 01:34 PM
  17. guygardner73's Avatar
    Probably not. Niger is to the north, and is Francophone.

    No need for specific Nigerian localization outside UK English (unless BBRY starts doing pidgin LOL).
    Wow, I never knew Niger existed beyond the name of a river. I stand corrected.

    Z10STL100-2/10.2.1.3247 O2 UK
    08-10-14 03:36 PM
  18. muyaad's Avatar
    When I post my question I wanted to know the rational behind the exclusion of Nigeria in the region list.
    1) Nigerians are found of BlackBerry
    2) Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa
    Most African nations speak either French or English. Hence putting Nigeria in the list and bracketing (english) next to it will be a peace of cake
    3) India is on the region list with 14 different options to choose from why giving Nigeria an option is non-existent
    4) seeing some small nations on the list - no offense- and missing a nation with the magnitude of Nigeria locally and outdoor on the list should force someone into questioning at which base BlackBerry is justifying its localization?



    My first BlackBerry Z10
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    08-10-14 07:24 PM
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    How do I delete this post!

    Next BBM update....BBM Peek
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    08-10-14 07:30 PM
  20. Banco's Avatar
    True, however, if you're doing a lot of business with American customers, it's easier to use US so they don't think you can't spell properly. When writing to my fellow Canadian, yes Favours triumphs Favor.

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    Interesting. The rest of the English speaking world uses the original spelling. Are you saying that US businesses believe everyone else can't spell?

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    08-10-14 07:36 PM
  21. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    When I post my question I wanted to know the rational behind the exclusion of Nigeria in the region list.
    1) Nigerians are found of BlackBerry
    2) Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa
    Most African nations speak either French or English. Hence putting Nigeria in the list and bracketing (english) next to it will be a peace of cake
    3) India is on the region list with 14 different options to choose from why giving Nigeria an option is non-existent
    4) seeing some small nations on the list - no offense- and missing a nation with the magnitude of Nigeria locally and outdoor on the list should force someone into questioning at which base BlackBerry is justifying its localization?


    Unless WaZoBia (or one of the other 300+ languages) become localized, I don't see the need for a specific localization entries for Nigeria. UK English is the official canon; one keyboard works. Plus, Nigeria fits into one, easy to understand timezone.

    BBRY not making a redundant (IMHO) localization category for Nigeria is not a slight, IMHO.
    08-10-14 07:54 PM
  22. tmf06's Avatar
    Interesting. The rest of the English speaking world uses the original spelling. Are you saying that US businesses believe everyone else can't spell?

    Posted via CB10
    If they are used to seeing it spelled that way and they are the customer...then that's how it should be spelled, at least in my world.

    Posted via CB10
    08-10-14 08:00 PM
  23. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Interesting. The rest of the English speaking world uses the original spelling. Are you saying that US businesses believe everyone else can't spell?
    I see your point, but in business, when in Rome, spell like the Romans spell.
    08-10-14 08:05 PM
  24. muyaad's Avatar
    Unless WaZoBia (or one of the other 300+ languages) become localized, I don't see the need for a specific localization entries for Nigeria. UK English is the official canon;
    Viewing from your angle why there isn't Nigeria on the region list and parentheses English in front of it as done to India though there's no need to make it UK English or US because this belong to language section not region list.

    If not, what you've said about Nigeria could be said about all other countries that have been localized by either English or french and yet they are not native speakers.


    My first BlackBerry Z10
    08-10-14 10:51 PM
  25. tjseaman's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Banco;10701760]Interesting. The rest of the English speaking world uses the original spelling. Are you saying that US businesses believe everyone else can't spell?

    Posted via CB10

    No. However, if working with a US client in marketing, here are words that they'd definitely question if I had used the Canadian spelling.

    Canada. United States
    abridgement. abridgment
    acknowledgementacknowledgment
    amoeba. ameba
    analyse. analyze
    anaesthesia. anesthesia
    arbour. arbor
    axe. ax
    barrelled. barreled
    behaviour. behavior
    belabour. belabor
    brunette. brunet
    calibre. caliber
    catalogue. catalog
    cancelled. canceled
    candour. candor
    centre. center
    centimetre. centimeter
    cheque. check
    colour. color
    clamour. clamor
    crystalline. crystaline
    crueller. cruelest
    crystallize. crystalize
    defence. defense
    dialogue. dialog
    aeoneon
    favour. favor
    favourite. favorite
    fervour. fervor
    fibre. fiber
    flavour. flavor
    fuelled. fueled
    fulfil. fulfill
    funnelled. funneled
    gauge. gage
    goitre. goiter
    grey. gray
    gruelling. grueling
    harbour. harbor
    honour. honor
    humour. humor
    jeweller. jeweler
    instalment. installment
    imperilled. imperiled
    kilometre. kilometer
    labour. labor
    labelled. labeled
    labour. labor
    levelled. leveled
    licence. license
    litre. liter
    louvre. louver
    lustre. luster
    macabre. macaber
    manoeuvre. maneuver
    marvellous. marvelous
    matte. matt
    medallist. medalist
    meagre. meager
    metre. meter
    millimetre. millimeter
    mitremiter
    modelled. modeled
    mould. mold
    moult. molt
    moustache. mustache
    neighbour. neighbor
    paean. pean
    paleolothic. palaeolothic
    panelled/panellingpaneled/paneling
    parlour. parlor
    practice (n) practise(v)practice (n/v)
    pummelled. pummeled
    pyjamas. pajamas
    odour. odor
    rancour. rancor
    raquetracket
    reconnoitre. reconnoiter
    saleable. salable
    savour. savor
    sceptre. scepter
    smoulder. smolder
    sombre. somber
    sulphate. sulfate
    sulphur. sulfur
    tonne. ton
    totalled. totaled
    tranquillize. tranquilize
    tumour. tumor
    traveller. traveler
    tunnelled. tunneled
    theatre. theater
    vice. vise
    valour. valor
    vapour. vapor
    vigour. vigor
    wilful. willful
    worshipped. worshiped
    queueing. queuing

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    08-10-14 11:20 PM
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