Re: Re^2: Link to Japanese Debian?
On Aug 01, Steve Dunham wrote:
> FYI, if your locale is set to 'de' the files in
> will override the usual ones. (So you can localize some X applications.)
> It would be nice if someone could translate XTerm, etc. into various
Does anybody more about it? I tried it out, but couldn't get it to work.
The documentation lacks.
About locale settings:
How about a groub of interested people, that think a bit about a standard
way to internationalize Debian?
Here a quick summary:
* There is the Consistent Keyboard Configuration (see
* There is the GNU locale.
* There are various translations of man pages (somewhat outdated ?)
* There are various translations of HOW-TOs (somewhat outdated ?)
* I don't know about info files...
* Steve says, that X supports locale settings for the resource database (see
above). Someone knows anything? It didn't work for me (hamm).
Things that we need:
* A few clever ideas how to support languages in the overall debian system:
- GNU locale settings
- X resource database
- non-standard packages
- seperation of system and user settings
- seperation of language specific and not languagic speficific entries in
* Translations of the Debian manuals under /usr/doc/debian*.
* Translations of the Debian docs coming soon.
* Translations of the package description field.
* Translations of the .../X11/lib/app-defaults resources
* Individual configuration of the various packages that don't support a
standard way like gnu-locale (mailers, text editors,...). this needs to be
done carefully and on a user basis. Perhaps something that can be done
with the admin tool sometimes. For the beginnning, a few scripts would be
great, I think.
Are there enough interested people? Perhaps we should start with a
discussion independent from the languages themself, and then start to
translate (can be parallel IMO).
BTW: What languages can we supply? We have english, and surely enough people
to work on french and german. perhaps spanish, polish, italian? ...?
"Rhubarb is no Egyptian god."
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