Re: Language Support
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> I'm trying to understand how language support works. I just have a few small questions.
> What's the purpose of the languages in the kernel? It is for kernel messages or for user level programs?
I believe the main purpose of language support in the kernel is to allow
filenames to be displayed in the user's native language. User space
programs use the locale settings to determine what language to print
their messages in.
> Say I use truetype fonts and want to display spanish and english texts, at what point does the translation occurs?
Again, this is determined by your locale setting.
> Do I have to manually determing the fonts to be used?
Fonts is a different issue. Fonts are loaded by X, in order, according
to your X configuration file (xorg.conf).
> Or do I just use Unicode and use some traslation routine?
I think it is best if you use a UTF-8 encoding for your native language.
> Thanks for your help.
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