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Re: Translations, locales and gconv

On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 19:04:22 +0100
Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:

> Quoting Neil Williams (codehelp@debian.org):
> > I am therefore seeking a second layer of repository structure that
> > removes all /usr/share/locale/ data from all packages in Debian,
> > creates language-specific packages for each individual .mo file from
> > each individual package and allies those to individual packages for the
> > gconv files from glibc and the zoneinfo files from tzdata into a system
> > that can provide two implementations:
> > a) Current Debian of install everything anyway
> > b) Necessary Emdebian route of installing ONLY the translations that
> > match the locale with appropriate gconv support and zoneinfo support
> > with a debconf frontend to add extra locales and necessary support so
> > that any user can specify that only en_GB, fr and sv should be
> > supported etc.
> These ideas very much look like those summarized in
> http://wiki.debian.org/i18n/TranslationDebs

That's no coincidence.

What I do need is the gconv and tzdata handling. I hope to extend the
principle of tdebs beyond the initial idea of language packs.

> As of now, nothing really came out from these thoughts but I think
> that It could be time to revive all this. Although much people put
> nice "i18n guru" stickers on my tee-shirt, I however lack enough
> time|knowledge to deeply work on this except by following what's
> happening but I think that people who were more deeply involved in
> this (such as Eddy Petrisor, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino) could be
> interested...

add me to the list...

Is this something best done on the debian-i18n list or continue here?


Neil Williams

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