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Re: Bug#160284: ITP: po-debconf -- Manage translated Debconf templates files with gettext

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 06:55:48PM +0900, Tomohiro KUBOTA wrote:

> However, I have one concern.  Debconf is one of softwares which is
> used in early stage of Debian installation.  Thus, Debconf should
> not depend on many/large packages/data.

> Encoding conversion is a relatively heavy process.  I mean, collection
> of conversion tables is large.

> I don't know if iconv (I can use "libtext-iconv-perl" package) or
> encoding conversion in gettext work well without "locales" package
> or not.  Do you have any idea?

iconv works fine in the absence of locale data; iconv is merely a tool
for converting text between two encodings.  However, iconv DOES need
locale definitions to know what the user's preferred encoding is.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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