Re: Translations for new boot floppies
Enrique Zanardi writes:
> IIRC, there are no font files in the root floppy. We should add support
> for different console fonts if(when) we add message catalogs for non-latin1
> languages. OTOH, most of those files are not too big (~4 or 5 KB
> uncompressed) so it won't be hard to add a few fonts more.
OK, let's forget that till the messages files are there.
> > But I can
> > replace calls to "loadkeys file" by "zcat -f file | loadkeys", but
> > your own zcat will have to support "-f" in order for the script to be
> > portable enough (ie. loading uncompressed keymaps too).
> > If it doesn't, I can still provide the "zcat file | loadkeys"
> > behaviour by adding a command-line switch.
> > Please tell me what is to be done. kbd is the next package I'll work
> > on, if no critical bugs appear in e2fsprogs or tkman.
> Well, as the problem is in loadkeys (we don't use kbdconfig in the
> install system) I still think the best solution is changing "gzip -c -d %s"
> in loadkeys to "zcat <%s". (Note the "<". "zcat" in the root floppy is a
> filter, it only uncompresses stdin to stdout). The "con" is that it won't
> work on systems where zcat is not the gzip one but the older compress
> one (not too much of a concern for Linux systems).
Hmmm... I don't like this idea much. Maybe it would cost less if you
just make the floppies invoke "zcat <file | loadkeys" ?
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