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Re: Re: Must debian-installer use iso-codes package when choosing country?

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 04:17:05AM +0800, Tetralet wrote:

> "Must debian-installer use "iso-codes" package when choosing country,
> Even though it will hurt some people, like people who living in Taiwan?"

> And I think your answer is "YES".

> We, the debian users in Taiwan, Hongkong and mainland China, have 
> discussed about this for several days.
> You may visit http://moto.debian.org.tw/viewtopic.php?t=3192 for more 
> details.

> We all consent that to replace "Taiwan" with "Taiwan, Province of China" 
> is not suitable.
> It don't match to the real political situation,
> And it will bring a mountain of political disputes.

> People who install Debian via debian-installer will find that "Taiwan" 
> was replaced with "Taiwan, Province of China".
> They may not detect immediately that this country code is based on ISO-3166,
> But they will think that Debian is discriminating against Taiwan people.
> It will not be a very good first impression to Debian users.

Will these users be installing using English or Traditional Chinese as
the language?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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