Re: Tcl-ja/Tk-ja (Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP: grep-ja))
Tomohiro KUBOTA <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> From: Vincent Renardias <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Tcl-ja/Tk-ja (Re: this all this xxx-jp nonsense (was: Re: ITP:
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 09:51:40 +0000 (GMT)
> > Then file a bug report against tcl-8.2 saying it doesn't support unicode
> > as it should. It may be something as simple as bad compilation flags,
> > but this does *NOT* justifies a package fork.
> > (If we had to fork each buggy package, we'd have about 600 versions of
> > dpkg by now ;).
> I think it is a specification, NOT a bug, of Tcl/Tk 8.2.
> So Debian maintainer is not responsible.
> Yes, it SUPPORTS utf-8. What I need is support of XIM
> (X Input Method), to input Japanese text in 'text' and
> 'entry' widgets. This is not supported yet by Tcl/Tk 8.2.
> I think the future version of Tcl/Tk will support it.
> TILL THEN I need -ja version of Tcl/Tk.
If the -ja patches don't break any non-japanese stuff, then shouldn't
they be added to the main tcl/tk packages? We really shouldn't have
any -ja packages, unless absolutely necessary. If the patches don't
break non-ja stuff, then they should be in the main package. Debian
wants to support all languages out of the box.