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Re: i18n boot-floppies (was Re: restart after the base install)

Michael Sobolev <mss@transas.com> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 1999 at 06:00:52PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > > So, to make the boot floppies use localized messages, it's
> > > necessary to put a localized version of /etc/messages.trm.

> > Yes -- now this assumes that we have one root disk for each language,
> > right?

> Yes, as we had with the previous scheme: our localization approach made us
> create one bootable disk for every language.  That's why (if I remember
> correctly) the idea to provide all disks was thrown away: we had to include
> 14 (or something) disks for i386, 14 for ... etc.

Right.  If we can get your scheme done, we won't need this anymore,
right?  I think it's worthwhile to remove the restriction that base is
one locale only, even if we need to somehow hack in another disk,
i.e., langs.bin.

> > Remember that on architectures w/o library reduction, every byte is
> > critical.

> I do remember about that.  But when I try to create a bootable disk,
> I fail. :)

Ah -- on which architecture?  You're on m68k, right? I believe you may
be able to re-enable library reduction on that architecture.

> And it looks there is a problem with fonts.  At least, I could not find a
> resolution yet.

Well, let this group know what we can do to help.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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