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I18N (was Re: package pre-selections tool)

On Tue, 07 Apr 1998 08:22:55 -0600 Anthony Fok wrote:
>  ( ) I18N/L10N (?) -- packages for the world.  :-)
>       * European languages
>       * Japanese packages (kon2, wnn, emacs20-mule (?), canna, kterm,
>         doc-jp-linux, etc.)
>       * Chinese packages (xcin, xfntbig5p-cmex24m, doc-zh-linux,
>         and in the future: yact, cjklatex, bcs, chdrv, CXWin? etc.)
I think, we should try hard to make Debian 2.0 8bit clean and
internationalized at least for ``Latin + Cyrillic'' languages per default
(no offense to the Asian people intended). So the first point should be

Then we could offer Japanese/Chinese/Korean/Arab/... languages (with many
glyphs and larger space needs) as extra packages.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is: internationalization/localization and
applications are orthogonal issues.


David Frey (B98D36A9) = 51F35923114FC864 7D05FF173C61EFDE
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
  -- Henry Spencer

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