Hi Oded, (big) thanks for looking into this! On Montag, 23. Februar 2009, Oded Naveh wrote: > Looking a little upstream there's build time, here I see two opportunities: > 1) Manipulate DEBIAN/templates through debian/rules somewhere between > dh_installdeb and dh_builddeb. 2) Manipulate debian/templates and > debian/po/*.po either through debian/rules or Makefile anywhere before > dh_installdeb. > > I wrote a little AWK program to do the former, it does pretty well, Nice. I also like the first approach better :) > Considerations: > 1) How much control to leave for translators? > The later method may allow more control for translators, they may run the > program to see how it modifies their .po, while the former method is more > transparent and may cause confusion. I dont understand ;-) Can you explain again, why they cannot check if using the first method? > 2) Some .po files contain a message advising not to edit them: > "# DO NOT MODIFY IT DIRECTLY : SUCH CHANGES WILL BE LOST" > How should they be dealt with to avoid conflicts? > What is the source for these files? I dont know. But I do expect translators to be able to follow that. > 3) Some Asian fonts seem wider. > This may cause mishandle of word wrapped lines count. > I'd like to know the newt screen width in characters for these. I have no idea - but I've bcc:ed three people who know a lot about i18n and/or fonts, maybe we get a useful reply. (hi! ;) http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508042#10 http://bugs.skolelinux.no/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1315 > 4) Is monitor physical size of any relevance? > I assumed constant resolution for newt, is that correct? No. I know that at least on powerpc, but I also think on certain x86 machines, the console is displayed in framebuffer with a higher resolution than normal. > 5) How to run from debian/rules, correctly? > For testing purposes I naively used: > ... dh_installdebconf -p$@ -n > ./508042-workaround.awk \ > debian/debian-edu-profile-udeb/DEBIAN/templats > temp > mv temp debian/debian-edu-profile-udeb/DEBIAN/templats > ... > dh_builddeb -p$@ --filename=$(PROFILEUDEBFILENAME) > I suppose there are variables to replace for explicit locations. No, looks fine. (Except for the "./" path and s/templats/templates/ obviously.) > 6) What considerations am I overlooking? AFAICS nothing. :-) regards, Holger
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