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Re: I18n of Packages files

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > I don't understand why dpkg isn't fully i18n? Some time ago I've sent a
> > patch which made i18n for field names. I.e. 
> > $ LANG=pl_PL dpkg -s dpkg
> GAH! That's fully evil.
> Every wonder why things like HTTP and FTP don't have internationalized
> versions? :P

I though about dpkg's output. This output is used i.e. by dselect.
Of course some programs need the field name in native version, but
we can add another switch to dpkg.

My proposition:

dpkg --lang=pl_PL -s dpkg (could be equivalent of LANG=pl_PL dpkg...)
Pakiet: dpkg
Istotny: tak
Opis: System pakietów Debiana
 Ten pakiet zawiera programy ..............

dpkg --lang-description=pl_PL dpkg (this could be for piped processing)
Package: dpkg
Essential: yes
Description: System pakietów Debiana
 Ten pakiet zawiera programy .............. 

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