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Re: Add Chinese Locale in Debian?

On Sat, Jun 12, 1999 at 04:49:45PM +0800, hashao wrote:
|Hello debian-chinese,
|  Would some of you debian developers help the maintainer of locale to include the
|Chinese locale into potato? T. H. Hsieh had a package for building
|both Big5 and GB locale at http://xcin.linux.org.tw . I was intent to
|file a bug entrey on that matter. Then I noted that the about homepage is all in
|Chinese (Big5). So some Chinese developer has to help out for this.
|The package works smoothly out of box.

zh_TW.Big5 is already present in potato, zh_CN.GB2312 is also present,
but it is not yet compiled (/usr/share/i18n/locales/zh_CN). I've
already report it as a bug (see bug #38553).

T.H.Hsieh has also filed a bug report against xlib6g for Chinese locale
support in X (bug #34600). We are just waiting for the corresponding
maintainers to correct the problems. :)

|Without a proper Chinese locale, Xcin 2.5+ won't work (right?). I am also
|working on a wrapper based on locale. And it will be much cool in long
|term if we can have Chinese locales packaged as soon as possible.
|I really don't want to see next release of debian get no Chinese
|locale supports.
|BTW: other than compile the locale data in, one also want to add some
|more aliases in the /usr/share/locale/locale.alias and
|/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias . At least for GB code, there
|should be:
|chinese-gb (This one is used in xemacs with mule supported and really
|a bad hack).
|For Big5, there at least be:
|There might be more for zh_TW.cns(?) But since it is practically dead,
|So... Hope 'Big' guy start to use it if they want it to live. I guess
|they spent a lot of energy on that charset and X11 supports it too.

If you these additions are necessary, I hope you can file bug reports
against the relevant packages. The maintainers will then determine how
to cater for your needs. (Install the package 'bug' for easy
bug-reporting :)

Anthony Wong.   [ E-mail: hajime@asunaro.dhs.org / ypwong@debian.org ]

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