Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext
At Wed, 11 Sep 2002 14:48:48 +0200,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> Thanks for the spotlight.
> Just to make it clear for other readers, po-debconf was only intended to
> ease translators' life by allowing them to work on PO files. Merged
> templates files are unchanged, so this discussion about debconf
> improvements is orthogonal, we only have to ensure that merged
> templates files generated by po-debconf are always compatible with
> debconf. As you said, PO files contain all infos needed by debconf,
> so there should be no problem here.
I thought that the biggest merit of usage of gettext is encoding
conversion. It is not available if gettext's storing mechanism
(/usr/share/locale/??/LC_MESSAGES/*) is not used....
I my weak opinion, mixture of various encodings in Debconf templates
in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ directory is acceptable, although I think
mixture of various encodings in text files is *very* bad idea.
It is because /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.templates files are not intended
to be referred directly from users nor developers. On the other hand,
in source packages, debconf templates *must* be separated into each
Tomohiro KUBOTA <email@example.com>
"Introduction to I18N" http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/intro-i18n/