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Re: I18N for Debian 1.3? (Or 1.4?)

On Sat, 16 Nov 1996, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> IMHO, it would be really nice if Debian could do this out of the
> box.  Most of the time it should be possible to provide a default
> configuration for programs so that all of this works correctly,
> without breaking things for English speaking people.
> It is less important to have all programs translated to other
> languages.
> Does this sound like a reasonable goal for 1.3 or 1.4?

<nod> It would indeed be very nice...

Actually, if people think providing a system that allows people to input
accented characters out of the box is a good idea, I'd be willing to do
it... Since I've done all this about a year ago, it would just be a
question of providing small snippets of config files to the maintainers of
the packages that need help before accepting accented characters from the
keyboard. It'd be done for 1.3 easily.

I also reconfigured some programs (e.g. less, etc.) to understand arrow
keys, page up, page down, etc. If people also think it's a good idea to
have Debian do this out of the box, I could send in the relevant snippets
for that too.


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