Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext
On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:41:35 -0400
Glenn Maynard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > ja.po files are in EUC-JP.
> Well, they *can* be UTF-8.
They usually aren't.
> > Wouldn't just having "Description-ll_LL.ENCODING:" fields work fine ?
> > I've got a feeling that it's doable.
> > I can think of ways to implement that at least in C.
> What's wrong with using UTF-8 for Japanese? Having multiple encodings
> in a single text file sucks.
That's kinda workable.
ja.po files don't have multiple encodings in a single file anyway.
> but they all only seem to be related to the slightly varying vendor
> tables, and not a problem when iconv is used consistently. What other
> problems are there that are severe enough to need this?
UTF-8 is not a one-to-one match with EUC-JP.