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Re: cdebconf displays localized templates

On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 10:53:36PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > To change language, set DEBCONF_LANG environment variable to a
> > language code (de, pt_BR, etc.) before running cdebconf; I have no
> > idea yet on how to let user choose his own language.
> Can you add support for gettext like LANGUAGE variable, where you can
> specify several languages in priority order.

Sure, this should be quite easy.

> I suggest using the DEBCONF_LANG variable as the locale variable,
> and using DEBCONF_LANGUAGE as a colon-separated list of language
> codes, just like gettext.

Currently only language codes are supported, not locale names.

> I want to be able to request several languages in priority order, and
> then get the text string using the first available translation.  This
> way, we can use DEBCONF_LANGUAGE=no:nb:nn:dk:sv to get familiar
> translations even if some of the phrases are missing on Norwegian
> Bokmål.

Ok.  My first concern is to have a debian-installer/language template
to allow language selection, implementing DEBCONF_LANGUAGE comes next.


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