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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.

This is complete bullshit.

I am happy about having a catalan layout (in fact, I'm pursuing some
minor changes to the es layout to bring the L MIDDLE DOT character to it
by default), but not some random layout which apparently has been
created with no input from the Catalan community.

Robert, have you tried this keyboard? Is it actually usable? It has
little to do with what the vast majority of Catalans are using today,
and the learning curve would be big enough that I really doubt this will
be broadly picked up.

If there has to be a Catalan keyboard, it should be designed by people
who actually are going to use them. Looking at the keymap I see pretty
severe flaws in it -- do Catalan users write Spanish characters, ever? I
think they do. How do I type a "á" or a "ñ"?

Christian, my opinion is that ca_IT (I haven't submitted this locale)
and ca_FR users should be using either Italian or French.

Contrary to what Robert says, Italian or French Catalan-speakers are
*unlikely* to have this "Catalan keyboard".

Jordi Mallach Pérez  --  Debian developer     http://www.debian.org/
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