Localized bug reporting?
Is there a known or planned way to report bugs in the Debian BTS in
a non-english language?
If not, here is a proposal:
-create technical packages for each language for which there is a
team which mediates with the developer.
-modify reportbug to "detect" the language of the report. (detect=
there is a commandline switch or a question to determine the language.
The question is asked if the LC_MESSAGES category does not start with
-if there is a non-english language detected, the bug report is sent to
package <language> instead the real package.
-the maintainers of the language package mediate the communication
between the user and the package maintainer. It can be done either
by a paralell bug issued against the package, or through translate-
I think that the question of whether to use the parallell bug or the
translate-reassign approach can be postponed until some experience is
Maybe the paralell bug approach is nicer, in which case there could be
a way to tag its paralell to a bug (a reflective relationship),
display an URL to it near the bug, and make bug control operations work
on both bugs in paralell.
What do you think of it?