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Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

Am 24.10.02 um 12:00:38 schrieb Tomohiro KUBOTA:
> most developers seem to easily forget the fact that there are various
> languages and countries in the world.

Please, Tomohiro, don't be so harsh. You might have noticed that not
all, not even most developers have English as their native language. How
can we forget that? But...

> Note that XmbDrawString() cannot be used for terminal emulators,
> [...], and so on by themselves.  Also, because of this, terminal
> emulators must emulate locale behavior.

...as you say yourself, it is difficult to handle everything right. For
myself, everything that isn't Latin, Cyrillic or Greek is completely
unintelligible. By coincidence, all these scripts are left-to-right,
non-joining, have half-width characters, and comparitively few of them.
Were I to write some program, I could not test it for anything else but
Latin, Cyrillic and Greek. It's not that I'm not aware of the problem.


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