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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

* Mathieu Roy 

| Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@raw.no> wrote:
| > * Mathieu Roy 
| >
| > |      - it is important for non-english speakers.
| >
| > Please, for _some_ non-english speakers.  It's unimportant for some as
| > well, I don't really look that much at my GDM login screen, and I read
| > English well enough that it's not a problem which language it is in.
| We could as well set the defaut language of GDM to French. I'm sure
| there are several persons out there that are not French but can read 4
| words of French. 

Straw man.  Debian's an English-speaking project, which means that if
you know English, you should be able to use the tools of the project.
It does not mean that you will have to know English to use the tools
(that's why we are doing the i18n dance, after all), but it means you
are ok if you know English.  If Debian was a French(-speaking)
project, I wouldn't be in it, since I wouldn't be able to comprehend
what was going on.

| It is nonsense? Sure, it's clearly nonsense to underestimate i18n
| simply because some people don't give a damn about it.

Neither you nor I am a native English speaker, but I'm sure you know
there is a gradient between something being important for somebody to
them not giving a damn.  Please don't try to portray the world in
black and white when it has all those nice shades of color in it.

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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