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Re: Fwd: [i18n] Input Method and Fonts improvements for Gutsy

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 10:33:09PM -0500, Ming Hua wrote:
> (Dropping pkg-fonts-devel list, as they are not likely interested in
> input method discussions.  Adding ubuntu-devel list.)
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 09:05:20AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > Quoting Daniel Glassey (wdg@debian.org):
> > > Hi,
> > > I think it would be good to discuss this with Debian folks at well to
> > > share their expertise and I think these issues should be addressed for
> > > lenny as well.
> > 
> > And, given that this highly involves packages beings installed by
> > default, this should be discussed with the D-I team as such default
> > installations should be handled by tasksel in Debian.
> > 
> > (please note that Ubuntu does not use tasksel and, therefore,
> > solutions suitable for Ubuntu will, there, not be suitable for Debian
> > and vice-versa)
> Since Debian doesn't have the constraint of the main/universe
> separation, Debian can use a very different approach than Ubuntu's.  And
> AFAIK, on CJK front, etch already has a rather good input method support
> in default desktop task installation.

Ubuntu does in fact use tasks, though they aren't presented to the user by
default in the installer, as in Debian.  I'm curious why you feel that the
distinction between main and universe is an issue here.

 - mdz

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