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Re: Bug#346298: patch followup

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 07:29:28AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> >  - Spanish keyboards are the most common in ca_AD as well as ca_ES, so we
> >    use it as default.
> >  - French and Italian keyboards aren't usable for writing in Catalan (missing
> >    characters in both), so if user picked Catalan as her language, she's most
> >    likely using a Catalan keyboard.
> Well, there does not seem to be such thing as a Catalan keyboard,

They're not commonly available in stores.  However, Large Format Computing, Inc
manufactures them and sells them worldwide.  See:


> at
> least in those propsoed by d-i.....

That's what my patch is for :)

(unless I missed something)

> Catalan translators, could you please comment on #346298?

Since I CCed debian-user-catalan already when submitting this bug, I'm adding
CC to that list, too.

> My first reaction would be to say: if users choose a Catalan locale in
> France or Italy (well, the case of Italy/Sardinia is probably very
> theoretical, but anyway), they are very likely to use a Spanish
> keyboard, so we could be safe leaving Spanish keyboards for all
> Catalan installs.
> But I may be missing stuff here.

Spanish keyboards aren't available in stores in Italy or France.  Since they
have to order a keyboard from somewhere else for the specific purpose of writing
in Catalan, why would they prefer a keyboard that hasn't been specificaly
dessigned for writing in Catalan (the Spanish), before one that has been
dessigned specificaly for that purpose?

In Spain and Andorra, it is different:  Spanish keyboards are the "default".
They're available in stores, etc.

Robert Millan

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