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Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:41:35 -0400
Glenn Maynard <g_deb@zewt.org> wrote:

> > ja.po files are in EUC-JP.
> Well, they *can* be UTF-8.

They usually aren't.
> > Wouldn't just having "Description-ll_LL.ENCODING:" fields work fine ?
> > I've got a feeling that it's doable.
> > 
> > I can think of ways to implement that at least in C.
> What's wrong with using UTF-8 for Japanese?  Having multiple encodings
> in a single text file sucks.

That's kinda workable. 
ja.po files don't have multiple encodings in a single file anyway.

> but they all only seem to be related to the slightly varying vendor
> tables, and not a problem when iconv is used consistently.  What other
> problems are there that are severe enough to need this?

UTF-8 is not a one-to-one match with EUC-JP.


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