Getting Scottish Gaelic (gd) into ICU

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Also see: cldrbug:7853

The description copied from Cldrbug:7853


Apologies beforehand if this bug report is a little wordy, I'm a little out of my depth here but it has been recommended I file a bug.

In a nutshell, I'm trying to get Scottish Gaelic (gd) into the list of supported locales on Android.

Looking at http://bugs.icu-project.org/trac/browser/icu/trunk/source/data/locales/ the locale data we have on CLDR seems to exceed the requirements by far (comparing with locales like gv or ga).

It has been suggested it's a 'bar' issue:

"I assume that gd has a low coverage level. Looking at http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool/coverage and links from there –
It looks like gd is one of the languages with "comprehensive" coverage target. http://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/common/supplemental/coverageLevels.xml"

I'm happy to supply whatever is needed but since Android has stopped supporting Custom Locale apps (Android 4.2) it has become imperative for us to get Gaelic included as various apps rely on force-locale for the UI.

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June 30, 2018, 11:31 PM
Trac Comment 1 by —2014-09-03T18:22:19.217Z

The locale data for Scottish Gaelic were imported from CLDR 26 trunk by #11173. The locale will be included in ICU 54 release.

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June 30, 2018, 11:31 PM
Trac Comment 2 by fios@4e7fab329364ec5c—2014-09-06T15:12:32.402Z

Yoshito, thanks for that. I have a question though or rather some of my colleagues have. On what basis was Manx included much sooner and Scottish Gaelic only in ICU 54? It's not a complaint, we just want to understand how the process works because other locales have similar problems with lack of support on Android and would like to know what they must do/submit to get included.
So what are the inclusion criteria?

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