Re: User support for the debian-chinese-*
I think we should respect the opinions from who are actually using the
lists, so I forward this mail to the lists.
2008/4/30 Andrew Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Dear folks,
> Foka went on IRC and ask for merge debian-chinese-big5 and
> debian-chinese-gb into one mailing list. Please check the log for
> details or read these(I copied from my log) below:
> 01:56 < foka> 我最近有個想法：如果把 debian-chinese-big5 和
> 二合為一，大家看法如何？ :-)
> 01:57 < aguai> foka: 不懂？
> 01:57 < paulliu> 唔...為啥要做這件事??..:P
> 01:57 < paulliu> aguai, 那是兩個 mailing list
> 01:58 < foka> paulliu, 是這樣的：現在都是 UTF-8 年代了，也不再存在以前
> Big5、GB2312 郵件亂碼的問題了。
> 01:58 < paulliu> 嗯, 的確...不過我是這麼想的...其實那個 big5 的意思應該是
> 01:59 < paulliu> 雖然大家都是中國人...不過繁體跟簡體..還是會有一些閱讀上
> 02:01 < paulliu> 不過, debian-chinese-big5 沒有甚麼 traffic 就是了..
> 02:01 < paulliu> 當然這只是我的看法而已啦..
> 02:01 < paulliu> 我是覺得, 繁體中文跟簡體中文, 有時是該分開的...
> 02:02 < foka> 其實整體來說還好；我認識好多台灣來的朋友，很快熟識簡體字
> 02:02 < paulliu> 是可以看的懂, 但是我自己的經驗是...偶爾要猜...
> 02:03 < foka> paulliu, 呵呵，正好互相學習。 :-)
> 02:03 < paulliu> 也許簡體中文猜中意思的機率是 9x%, 日文漢字 4x%......
> Debian do have lists for different languages. I think it's easier for
> support our users. Cause they can use their mother language to ask
> question and got answer by the mother language. We have separately lists
> because long time ago, we have encoding difference problem on big5 and
> gb2312, so that we have two lists for Chinese.
> But my opinion now Debian is a global community, it is not specfic for
> any nation or racism. Who use traditional or simplified Chinese are
> equal participant.
> But everyone can has opinion. Paulliu said that traditional and
> simplified Chinese are all Chinese, which I agreed. And Paulliu also
> think traditional and simplified Chinese should be separate.
> However the point I concerned is our users support and free software
> So I'd like to ask, what's you guys' opinion:
> Does our community only limited in Taiwan or China?
> Do you guys agree people from over the world can be also part of Debian
> You guys prefer to do the user support together or separately, and why?
> Please give your valuable opinion.
> Kindest regards,
~ Kanru Chen <email@example.com>
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