Re^2: Debian Metadata Standard -- proposed
Am 05.08.98 schrieb md # linux.it ...
"MdI> think there is not enough support for foreign languages: just sticking
"MdI> to Latin-1 will cut out many, many, people, mostly russian and asian
That#s right. We need the experience of these people.
"MdI> - use Unicode (probably UTF-7 encoded like the kernel does for ext2)
"MdI> and display it using the kernel console driver or a unicode xterm, or
That#s one problem. We will have several clients. For example dhelp uses
WWW browsers. Most people don#t have experiences with unicode, so I don#t
think that this is a good solution. And I don#t know if all WWW browser
"MdI> - simply be 8 bit clean
I would prefer this solution at the moment. Does anybody know if strcmp
supports locale? And how can I set the language, that should be used in a
program. Is there any documentation?
"MdI> and put in EVERY field informations about the
"MdI> encoding used (it could be latin-1 for west european languages, KOI-8
"MdI> for russian, BIG-5 for chinese and so on) and program the user interface
"MdI> to convert the encoding to the one used by the console (this is not
"MdI> a trivial task).
This information shouldn#t be part of the docreg file. Every document has
got a language and every language has got a char set. So a program like
dhelp could read the Language: tag. Using this information the program
knows that the informations uses Latin1.
A real important question: is it possible to show different char sets on
one WWW page?
"MdI> (I think the first solution is the best and easier to implement.)
Where can I get informations about UTF-7?
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