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Re: Debconf i18n

On Fri, 2002-07-19 at 12:13, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jul 2002 18:20:45 +0900
> Tomohiro KUBOTA <tkubota@riken.go.jp> wrote:
> >  * Why non-UTF-8 versions of newt/slang/whiptail exist?
> Because the UTF-8 versions are patched version of slang/newt/whiptail,
> and not the upstream versions.
> non-utf8 versions are available for compatibility purposes.

Yeah.  As I mentioned in Toronto, I'd like to see the "UTF-8" slang
become the default in sarge.  Basically that just means dropping the
non-utf8 libslang-dev package and replacing it with libslang-utf8-dev. 
We can keep the old runtime libraries around as long as they are needed
for compatibility,

> I heard there are few bugs, but they are mostly bogus ones 
> caused by people not knowing about setlocale, or locale C.
> I'm waiting to see a valid bug report about slang etc.



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