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Debian JP (Japanese) Packages for Debian 2.1 (Slink-JP) released

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian JP (Japanese) Packages for Debian 2.1 (Slink-JP) released
April 23, 1999

>> News
The Debian JP Project has officially released Debian JP Packages 'Slink-JP' 
on the Intel i386 and FM-TOWNS architectures for Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 

It can be obtained from:

        ftp://ftp.debian.or.jp/debian-jp/dists/slink-jp/    (for i386)
        ftp://ftp.debian.or.jp/debian-jp/dists/slink-towns/ (for FM-TOWNS)

       (for CD Images, see  http://cdimage.debian.or.jp/)

For further site information please visit <http://www.debian.or.jp/Link.html>

>> What is Slink-JP?

Slink-JP is a set of add-on packages for Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 'Slink'. It 
completely conforms to the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG), which 
guarantees Slink-JP to be 100% free software.
Slink-JP is comprised of over 200 precompiled binary packages, including:

 o X Window System with TrueType font support (using X-TT extention)
 o X related Manual pages written in Japanese (from xjman)
 o LaTeX with Japanese support (NTT JLaTeX)
 o Tcl/Tk with Japanese support
 o Manual pager with Japanese manpages support
 o Various Editors with Japanese support (nvi-m17n, jed-ja, etc)
 o Window Managers for X11 with Japanese display support (AfterStep,
   fvwm95, qvwm)
 o and many more!

Also it contains a lot of free software from Japan such as 
 o PPxP: another userland PPP tool with CUI & GUI front-end
 o Ruby, a newly-developed object-oriented script language
 o CF: tool for creating sendmail.cf, including Japanese (and English)
 o another Emacs add-on packages (SEMI, Semi-gnus, cmail, etc)
 o Kinput2, the Kanji input method for X11
 o Skkinput, another Kanji input method for X11
 o and more!

You can easily enhance your Debian system by installing Slink-JP!

>> About Debian JP Packages

Debian JP Packages are an independent add-on set of Packages, the Debian JP 
Project makes an effort to contribute all  JP packages debianized or 
developed to Debian GNU/Linux itself, but currently many packages are not 
contributed. So we provide these packages as an add-on set for the 
convenience of our users.

Although at this time Slink-JP is released as an independent add-on, in the 
future all of Debian JP products will be contained Debian GNU/Linux itself.

Many JP packages have already become part of the standard Debian 
distribution. This means that even without 'Slink-JP', current Debian users 
can use the Japanese language on their system to some extent, but using 
'Slink-JP' will provide a more comfortable environment to handle the 
Japanese language.

Debian JP Packages are primarily compiled for Japanese Debian users, 
but there are many packages very useful for non-Japanese speakers 
as well in it. For example, maybe you'd like to try ruby and PPxP.

Debian documentation written in or translated into Japanese 
is also available on the Debian JP web site <http://www.debian.or.jp/>.

>> About Debian JP 

The Debian JP project consists of Debian users and developers
in Japan (and other countries).

The following is the list of our goals:
   o developing a Japanized installer for Debian GNU/Linux,
   o assembling Japanized or Japanese-made software into Debian
     packages to contribute to Debian GNU/Linux, and
   o making Debian GNU/Linux widely used in Japan

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users and developers who 
volunteer their time and effort.  Its tasks include maintaining and 
updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux 
operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating 

>> Contact Information 

For the Release Notes and Errata List of Debian JP Packages,
 please visit the following page. 

For further information regarding the Debian project and 
the Debian JP Project, please visit the web sites.
 Debian JP Project   http://www.debian.or.jp/
 Debian Project      http://www.debian.org/

For more information regarding the Debian JP Packages release,
 please contact

 Debian JP Project Leader
     Yoshiaki Yanagihara <yochi@debian.or.jp>

For further information regarding Debian, please send email to 
press@debian.org or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

>> Credits 

Translations were done by:
     Motoyasu Kojima <mkojima@kt.rim.or.jp>
     Masayuki Hatta <masayuki_hatta@geocities.co.jp>
     and the Debian JP Documentation Group

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