Re: I18N roadmap [was: i18n requires setlocale]
On Mon, 9 Sep 2002 15:36:58 +0200
Marcin Owsiany <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1. Am I right that cdebconf handles the templates in debian-installer?
> 2. Is this possible on all architectures? I mean: do all architectures
> use framebuffer?
> That also means that bterm will be "Essential" in debian-installer,
> since we won't be able to output any localized text without it.
UTF-8 does not require bterm and framebuffer.
We can still use serial line, etc.
Also, fallback to "C" locale should be possible.
> 3. That will make debconf depend on libtext-iconv-perl, though and force
> its inclusion into base system. Is that acceptable?
I'd say yes, if it is necessary.
I'd rather have a cdebconf with iconv support and without,
so that we can fight against space constraints, and still have a
full-blown i18n in debconf.