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Re: Please focus on one generic spell checker in Debian (Was: Bug#487732: O: ispell -- International Ispell (an interactive spelling corrector))



> Am Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008 12:33:18 schrieb Lars Wirzenius:
> > ti, 2008-07-01 kello 12:10 +0200, Thibaut Paumard kirjoitti:
> > > Come on, UTF-8 is good.
> >
> > UTF-8 also 16 years old. That's enough for people to get driver's
> > licenses in the US, to have legal sex in many parts of the world, and to
> > vote in local elections in some parts of the world. Surely it's enough
> > age for a character set encoding to be accepted into general use?

Well, it may be old and systems should have been adapted to it. And in fact, it
works quite well in all my Linux boxes and editors running there. It doesn't
work as well on other operating systems, even though people pay for those. But
at work we do exchange files with users of those operating systems. So with
stick with something that works for everyone. It's pointless to discuss this
problem on this list, because the problem is elsewhere. But nevertheless we need
to do our best to solve/avoid it.

> 
> No, you have to get rid of the stubborn users, first ;)
> 
> @Bernhard: How about configuring you keyboard to whatever fits you better than 
> the multikey sequence? Or buy a keyboard with a german layout...
> If you really want to, it is not that hard to do.
> 

Debian's Social Contract says that "Our priorities are our users and free
software". It does _not_ say that "Debian should tell users what is good".
Right?

And further, if our users request that some spellchecker support the LaTeX-style
umlauts, then we should better support them.

Best,
Michael

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