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

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 05:06:00AM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Hmm.  My CC's to debian-jp@lists.debian.org are bouncing with 
> <debian-jp@lists.debian.org>: host murphy.debian.org[] said: 550
>     <debian-jp@lists.debian.org>: User unknown

> On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 06:01:00PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> > (issues)

> If the program converting .po files to template files always uses iconv
> to convert the .po file's encoding to UTF-8, and debconf always uses iconv
> to convert from UTF-8 to the locale encoding for display, shouldn't there
> be no problems?

> Junichi said that "UTF-8 is not a one-to-one match with EUC-JP.", and I'm
> not sure what he meant.

Converting EUC-JP -> UTF-8 -> EUC-JP is known to give output in some
cases that does not match the input.  Unless we have some way to fix the
mapping tables in iconv, the only way to reasonably use UTF-8 for
Japanese in Debian is by eliminating one leg of this round-trip -- e.g.,
by asking all Japanese translators to use a UTF-8 locale for their
translation work.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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