On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 11:20:14AM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote: > Note that summation of CJK, bidi, and Indic people is more than 1/2 > of the world population. Debian should not be designed only from the > viewpoint of European language speakers' convenience. Debian's mission is to support its users. I humbly suggest that while the summation of CJK, bidi, and Indic peoples may be more than 1/2 of the world's population, it's not even close to representing 1/2 of Debian's user population. Making Debian more accessible to CJK, bidi, and Indic users is indeed important just as it is important to make Debian more accessible to users with visual or motor impairments. However, I would caution against any of the user groups exercising some sort of veto power over policy enhancements to Debian which have no effect on them. In other words, the policy as proposed doesn't do anything to make life *worse* for CJK, bidi, and Indic users. It simply fails to make life better for them. However, this is mainly a job for upstream software developers. Debian developers are primarily system integrators. This battle was already fought with x-terminal-emulator. Why do we have to rehash it? The proposed policy does not negatively impact the user community you claim to represent. -- G. Branden Robinson | It's like I have a shotgun in my Debian GNU/Linux | mouth, I've got my finger on the firstname.lastname@example.org | trigger, and I like the taste of http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | the gunmetal. -- Robert Downey, Jr.
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