On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 01:01:06PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote: > Previously Branden Robinson wrote: > > 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. > > Argueably this is a chicken-and-egg thing. Agreed, and that's why we (Debian) need to be careful not to make life harder for the potential Debian-user CJKV/bidi/Indic community "just for the hell of it". But I don't think that's what's being proposed here. Ironically, it appears that Vim and Emacs are much farther along at addressing the i18n concerns that Kubota-san is raising, and yet these editors have steep learning curves, and the alternatives proposal seems to favor "small/simple/easy" editors that just happen to not give a damn about i18n (because "small" is good, and i18n is "code bloat"! [not my personal opinion]). So it is a very uncomfortable tradeoff we're being asked to make. Rather than make such a choice, I'm in favor of tabling the discussion. -- G. Branden Robinson | Measure with micrometer, Debian GNU/Linux | mark with chalk, email@example.com | cut with axe, http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | hope like hell.
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