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Re: Packages with "Debian" in templates

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 07:40:20AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Frans Pop (aragorn@tiscali.nl):
> > On Friday 03 June 2005 18:54, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > Others opinions are welcome. I imagine that some people could object
> > > to us slowly removing "Debian" everywhere to make the installer very
> > > neutral (too neutral....or even more too "Ubuntu-friendly").
> > 
> > Let's please not throw away the child with the bathwater. IMO "Debian" 
> > should be kept in places where removing it could lead to confusion for 
> > users. By all means use neutral wording where it is superfluous, but 
> > don't make brand neutralization the primary goal.
> Well, there are really important issues, that's my main point.
> I therefore propose that we use a variable in case where we absolutely
> cannot use neutral wording (see below). This is a compromise as we
> know this will cause problems to translators (we will warn them in
> comments):
> "The Debian CD" becomes "Le cédérom de Debian", but "The Ubuntu CD"
> becomes "Le cédérom d'Ubuntu" in French. Dunno if other languages have
> the same problem, though..... French can circumvent this....

I suggested this when Colin first brought the issue under attention, but
he mentioned that this is not really feasible in his opinion precisely
because there are many languages where using one variable like that will
/not/ work.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond

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