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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-29641

"Former Yugoslav Republic" a offensive, derogatory term

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1.1, 2.7
    • Fix Version/s: 2.5.5, 2.6.2
    • Component/s: Language
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE, MOODLE_27_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_25_STABLE, MOODLE_26_STABLE

      Description

      In drop down menus on profile page, the country Macedonia is listed as "Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of".
      This description is offensive and derogatory to Macedonians. It's a political haphazard, and Moodle shouldn't approve of it.

      The USA of has recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name "Republic of Macedonia", 180 countries in the world have done this also. Furthermore, in the spirit of OSS and democracy, other OSS projects (Ubuntu, Firefox...) have accepted that the name of Macedonia is "Republic of Macedonia", not some descriptive name.

      Thank you

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                  Fix Release Date:
                  10/Mar/14