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Re: German Dictionary (fwd)

On Thu, Apr 29, 1999 at 10:41:03AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On 29 Apr 1999, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> > I don't understand, why there should be any conversion at all. If I
> > want to look up "Straße", I type that in, not "Strasse".
> > 
> > Or is this for the one who can't enter these characters? In this case: 
> > how about providing a toolbar, with buttons for the umlaute, so one
> > can click on one of them to input it if needed?
> I think providing a toolbar or any additional stuff is harder than
> giving the user the chance to work around 8-Bit code.  Unfortunately
> it is a fact (and will be a fact for the next years :-( ) that there
> are problems with 8-Bit characters and we have to prepare our
> program for that.  A toolbar wouldn't make any sense if you think
> of of using the program on the console or if you think of translating
> the cut-n-paste buffer of X.

huh ???

wasn't one of the main goals of Debian Slink (or was it Hamm already) to be
8bit clean ?



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