Re: I18n - status, plans, jobs?
Milan Zamazal writes:
> we have formed a group of people in Czech Republic and Slovakia
> interested in Debian internationalization
> AFAIK, there is a support
> mostly for translating messages (boot floppies, dselect) and possibly
> some language selection at boot time.
I never heard of language selection at boot-time. All I know for
language selection is using the LANG and/or LC_* variables.
> This could be a little more
> complicated for us than for people in Western Europe, because our
> languages belong to ISO Latin 2 encoding, which raises some problems not
> known for Latin 1 languages (fonts, etc.).
I added some support to kbd to choose one's font on boot. You may have
a look at /etc/kbd/config.
But surely, "unicode mappings" (what I call "screen-font maps" in
console-tools) and locales should be handled together. I've thought
about that, but can't come to a solution with the way all that is done
now. In short, the console driver should be aware of the locale
changes to switch "unicode mappings" accordingly, and feel problems
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