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Re: Packaging very large i18n material



On Monday 09 June 2003 05:52, John Gay wrote:
> >2) Build 37 different koffice-i18n-lang binary packages (like
> > kde-i18n).
> >
> >This is bad because we add another 37 binary packages to the archives.
> >This is also not a solution that generalises since if we did this
> >for every package in the archive that provides i18n files our package
> >list would get completely out of hand.
>
> This is the lessor of the 4 evils, but it might be possible to simplify
> a little? Several languages are related to some degree. Maybe if the
> languages could be grouped. I.E. the different asian languages would
> include the various chinese and japanese localizations, the spanish
> group could include the different variations like brazilian, mexican
> etc. I'm no language expert, but I think this might reduce the number
> of different packages to a more managable number, and still reduce the
> download times to within reasonable limits.

Maybe grouped for geographical regions.
How big would a "-europe" package be?

Or by encoding
-8859-15 for those latin1 languages, etc

Cheers,
Kevin
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Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer@gmx.at>
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