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Re: Debconf i18n

On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 06:20:45PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently I am working on LC_CTYPE encoding (including UTF-8) support
> in Debconf.  In other words, I am trying to fix Bug#148490.
> I'd like to report what I am doing and I have a few questions.
> The project consists of four parts:
>    1. preparation of a way to know the encoding of gettext messages
>       and debconf templates.

I would like to convert my debconf templates into UTF-8.
Would that interfere with your scheme? (or, in other words, is there a
way to manually specify the encoding in my templates?)
Or would it be better if I leave the templates in current encodings?

> I think it is difficult to achieve (4) now, because these user
> interfaces have poor multibyte/doublewidth/combining/bidi/...
> support so far.  However, I think two interfaces of dialog and
> readline could be in time for next release to Woody.

and editor, if user picks up UTF-8 aware editor

>  * Why non-UTF-8 versions of newt/slang/whiptail exist?

AFAIK utf-8 version is a patch (originally) produced by Debian,
and it has some graphical glitches in non-UTF-8 locales.

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