Re: Editor Priorities
At Thu, 9 May 2002 22:55:11 +1000,
Russell Coker wrote:
> I think that it's unreasonable to label people as racist because they don't
> support your first language.
Well, you are right. I am sorry for using too provocating word,
since I don't know how to express my impression in proper English.
However, my point is that now there *exists* an easy and realistic
way to improve i18n without pressing inconvenience to do-not-need-
> > I didn't hear any convincing opinion against it. Anyway, I decided
> > to improve and internationalize terminal emulators. It takes years
> > and now it is partly successful. rxvt-beta and eterm have LC_CTYPE
> > sensibility support which is written by me. I am also joining the
> > development of mlterm and try to improve xterm with Juliusz's luit.
> That sounds great!
Thank you! Please join us if you are interested in.
> True, however first we need to have working i18n code, then we can look into
> better support with alternatives etc.
Well, though i18n code (upstream level) must precede, alternatives
etc (distribution level) can follow it when a few out of many
softwares are internationalized. Of course, when *all* of upstream
softwares are internationalized, we won't need alternative mechanism
any more. "8bit cleanness" is in this maturity level. However, I
don't think such a maturity level can be achieved for CJK/bidi/Indic/
combining in any future, because about half of people in the world
(and majority of open source developers) don't need nor know about
such languages. Thus, I think alternative mechanism will be needed
for text editors even in future.
Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>
"Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/
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