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Re: How many people need locales?



On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 02:21:04AM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Hello.
> 
> For the purposes of determining whether or not "most users need to
> change the /etc/locale.gen file" Ben and I need an estimate of the
> proportion of Debian users using locales among all Debian users.
> 
> [ See Bug #111008 for details ].
> 
> I think we can consider the volume or the number of subscribers of the
> debian-user mailing list, and compare it with the volume or the number
> of subscribers of all other language-specific debian-user-foo lists
> combined. Is there anybody who can do this count?
> 
> Can you think of another way to estimate the proportion of users using locales?
There is a package called 'popularity-contest' .

It looks for most used files/packages and sends them out anonymously
to be compiled into statistics.

Maybe you can talk to it's maintainer, and see if he is willing to
look into locales statistics in the next release?


> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
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