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Bug#229325: Experimental countrychooser branch (was Re: Bug#229325: One msg still not fixed in beta4)

On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 08:57:34AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Wang WenRui (wangwr@ustc.edu):
> > Hi,
> > 
> >   There are two phrases "choose country" in the countrychooser need to
> >   be fixed(changed to "Choose a country, territory or area"). While only
> >   one of them is fixed in beta4. The left one is the main menu entry:
> > 
> > 	#. Type: string
> > 	#. Description
> > 	#. Main menu entry
> > 	#: ../templates-in:39
> > 	msgid "Choose country"
> > 	msgstr "Choisir le pays"
> > 
> >   Please fixed that. Thanks.
> No, we won't. Menu entries need to be short. The possible size for
> menu entries is 54 characters, in ALL LANGUAGES. While using "Choose a
> country, territory or area" would fit in English, this would add an
> unnecessary verbosity to the main menu, which needs to be concise and
> clear.

I made a branch to test some changes in countrychooser:

The main goal is to get rid of iso-codes for English country names,
and replace them by those found in ICU, which are much more neutral.
Translations have not been fuzzied (but I could not refrain myself
from editing fr.po).
Only countries/regions part of a locale in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED
or which can be selected in choose-mirror are listed, which makes
debian/templates half-size.
The requested change in menu item has also been performed so that
anyone can test if this is too verbose.

I only checked that debian/templates is generated without trouble,
latest stuff about short country list may break this package, I
will test it tomorrow. When writing comments inrelated to this
bugreport, please send them to debian-boot@l.d.o.


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