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How to handle translations within debian (was: a rant)

[I got sick of the previous title]

Selon Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de>:

> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 04:01:30 +0200, martin.quinson@free.fr wrote:
> >For the waste of bandwidth, it's not the fault of translators. Someone ought
> >to implement a diff or rsync solutions for the debian packages. Using the
> >debsums to prepare some kind of "update package", with only the files which
> >got changed also comes to mind. In the meanwhile, that's rather anoying as
> >translator to feel that even we do our best to help, some people don't care.
> >Uploading a package is far easier that translating it, isn't it?
> I'd like to have a way to package and download translations separately
> from the package.

Me too.

> I don't want anything more than plain english to take up space on my systems.

I'm also concerned about all the locales I don't use.

I feel that we need some support from dpkg to do so. Indeed, 
looks like a rather appealing approach to me.


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