Bug#991688: mention improved/added man page translations
Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> The man pages for nonenglish speaking users have been substantially
> improved and extended. Please add a text along the following lines:
Presumably as a subheading under 2.2 "What's new in the
distribution?", though I think those items might work better if we
moved "2.2.8. Kernel support for exFAT" and any further additions such
as this one to be above "2.2.7. News from Debian Med Blend", which
almost deserves a separate section 2.3 of its own.
> The documentation (man pages) for several projects like systemd, util
> linux, Openssh and mutt and several languages (new or extendd), e.g.
> french, spanish, makedonain have been substantially extended and/or
The man pages... for these projects... and languages... have been
extended? Now you've got me imagining man pages for languages.
The documentation in man page format for several projects such as
systemd, util-linux, OpenSSH, and Mutt has received added or
extended translations for a number of languages, including French,
Spanish, and Macedonian.
> Please install manpages-nn (where nn is your language code) to
> benefit from the improvements. During the lifetime of bullseye backports
> of further improvements / translations will be provided within the
> backports archive, possibly also new languages.
I don't think we can use -nn as a meaningless metasyntactic variable,
(it's the code for Nynorsk), but -xx is free. I'm going to lazily
assume that we can't use <systemitem role="package"> markup on
something that isn't really a packagename.
To benefit from these improvements please
install manpages-xx (where xx is your language code). During the
lifetime of bullseye, further added or improved translations will be
provided via the backports archive, possibly along with new languages.
Oh, hang on, here comes another version...
Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote
< The manual pages for several packages like systemd, util-linux, openssh and
< mutt in several languages like French, Spanish and Macedonian have been
< substantially improved. Please install manpages-nn (where nn is your
< preferred natural language code) to enjoy this.
Reapplying some of those suggested changes:
The manual pages for several projects such as systemd, util-linux,
OpenSSH, and Mutt in a number of languages, including French, Spanish,
and Macedonian, have been substantially improved. To benefit from
this, please install manpages-xx (where xx is the code for your
preferred natural language).
(I'm avoiding calling openssh a package.)
This version's short enough that we might consider including it in the
introductory section for 2.2 "What's new in the distribution?"...
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package