Re: Upcoming Debian Releases
>>>>> "DF" == David Frey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DF: I could contribute some rc-files for Swiss (i.e Latin1) setup
DF: with the exclusion of Emacs-configuration, since I don't know
DF: enough Lisp.
DF: Are there some Latin[2-8] collegues around to coordinate?
DF: (There is somebody in the .cz domain (Czecho-Slovakia [I know,
DF: this spelling is wrong, but what is the right one?], Marek is
DF: in .pl (Poland), both Latin2 and somebody is in .il (Israel,
DF: Latin8). Lars is in .fi (Finland as we all know, Latin3 ?), so
DF: Latin[5-7] are still missing, Latin5 (Cyrillic) is probably
DF: most important)
Well, I'm from Czech Republic (ISO 8859-2), country with nontrivial
i18n problems, so may be I could a little help in this area. As I'm
an Emacs phanatic I don't know much about other programs, but:
- There is surely no problem with programs like bash which only need
to be set to display relevant 8-bit characters (even when they
sometimes call it `latin1' like less).
- In Emacs this is also trivial by adding
to some startup file. It could be also useful to add
(require 'iso-syntax) ; for ISO 8859-1
(require 'iso02-syn) ; for ISO 8859-2, not available in XEmacs 19.14
- Probably some other programs can be easily extended by extending
their ISO 8859-1 extension to ISO 8859-2.
BTW, I've noticed XFree 3.2 offers to use XKB extension. It even
offers "Czechoslovakia" keyboard even with dead key but there is a
small problem: only ISO 8859-1 characters can be typed on this
keyboard. Does some X expert know whether it is possible to correct
it? It would be very nice for people in Czech Republic. When we can
see 8-bit characters, it would be nice to type them too.
[ Short geographic explanation:
Czechoslovakia (domain .cs) has splited in 1993 to
Czech Republic (domain .cz) and
Slovakia (domain .sk) ]
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