Re: [patch] cdebconf and i18n
On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 06:40:02PM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 02:39:44AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > > They are in
> > > > language_country.codeset format.
> > > > ja_JP is Japan,
> > > > pt_BR is Brazil.
> > > >
> > > > What is the problem?
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > Do you really think that there are no Japanese people outside of Japan?
> > Then they should use ja_CA or whatever they want.
This is not related to what we're speaking about. ja_CA doesn't mean "I
speak japanese and live in canada", but "I speak the variant of japanese as
spoken in canada".
> No, this locale does not exist.
Well, I would say that gettext fallback to ja if ja_CA does not exist.
But I agree that it's a bad idea to use the country part of the local to
guess the place where I live. This field is meant for dialects. For example,
if I speak the brazillian variant of portuguese, I'll use pt_BR. Even if I
live currently in france. Or, if I want to see "colour" instead of "color",
I'll set my local to en_GB (or en_US, I can't remember what is said where ;).
But it does not give you any information on my actual geographical location,
just the language variant I want to use.
J'admets que ces nouvelles technologies nous ouvrent d'autres perspectives,
mais je refuse que cela soit au détriment des possibilités anciennes comme
le livre. L'interaction ne doit pas être le tout de la communication. Car,
si elle le devenait, nous ne communiquerions plus qu'entre vivants, ce qui
--- Alain Finkielkraut