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Re: last gasp to achieve b-f i18n (was Re: LC build failing)

On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 02:00:08AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:
> > Unfortunately, I did not have success on building
> > LC-able BFs with limited number of languages. Doing so, dbootstrap
> > crashed after complaining "could not load messages.trm".
> > 
> > So, what is your opinion on this topic? Limit the number of languages?
> > Or look for better boot options for the CD (patched Grub) which would
> > make it possible to use non-default boot image format, so we get more
> > space?
> Well, honestly, I'm a bit shocked and amazed that we're at this point
> in the process and no one has solved this problem so far.  But moving
> on...
> I don't see any alternative to stripping down the language list. 
> I suggest 'de pl fr es ja'.

Why couldn't language be supported as an (obvious) global build
option, so CD makers could build several different language versions
of the CD? Also, we could provide instructions online on how to
'translate' (really rebuild) boot-floppies to the language of choice
after downloading to an existing Linux system? Then one Linux
installation, which might have to be in English/common languages,
could spawn others in native language.
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