Re: why must Debian call Taiwan a "Province of China"?
On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 07:28:49PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> same. If Debian has a Chinese language version for which the final arbiter
> of language usage is a Mainlander, the name in Debian should also be of
> that person's choosing. If the final arbiter is a resident/citizen of
Here's a wacky, and probably distasteful, but pragmatic suggestion:
Use whatever name Microsoft used for Taiwan in Windows Server 2003. As
a former employee I know Microsoft has an entire wing of the
internalization superstructure devoted to hunting and killing
politically sensitive terms, in PARTICULAR the Taiwan/China issue. They
have a tool called PoliticsCheck or something which scans code blocks
looking for sensitive terms.
The reason I would suggesting just blindly imitating them is they have
professionals who spent 40 hours a week all year long investigating
this, and they are super DUPER scared of being sued, so you can bet they
at least have an acceptable solution.