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Re: How many people need locales?

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 03:16:25AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 08:24:43AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > #include <hallo.h>
> > Santiago Vila wrote on Mon Sep 03, 2001 um 02:21:04AM:
> > 
> > > 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?
> > 
> > I really wish to make the locales beeint installed by default, either
> > allways, or with some user interacton (yes/no, which locale etc.). IMO
> > this should be included as one of the first questions in baseconfig.
> With an installed size of over 8megs, I don't think that is such a good
> idea.

maybe you don't use it, but a lot of user don't speak english or can't
understand it. We must support locales and if a user can't speak
english he pay this price. 

Make a debconf question in base-config or in the locale package and
ask the user
 - install all locales
 - install the locales from the list 
and write a nice /etc/loacle.gen and run locale-gen in the postinst.

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