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Re: [RFR] templates://console-setup/{console-setup.templates}

On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 07:53:24AM +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
>  _Description: Keyboard layout:
> - There is more than one keyboard layout with the origin you selected.
> - Please select the layout matching your keyboard.
> + There is more than one possible keyboard layout with the origin you selected.
> + Please select the layout matching the keyboard for this machine.

It can stay in this way but let me mention that to me "keyboard for this 
machine" means the hardwire device and in most cases the hardware device 
doesn't determine which one of the variants the user wants to select.

> + keyboard layout, such as foreign currency symbols and accented letters.
> + These are often printed as a third symbol on keys.

This is the third symbol of the key but I think in most cases it is not 
the third symbol printed on the keys.  The symbols of a key can be 
1. small letter; 2. capital letter; 3. altgr symbol in which case 
only 2. and 3. are actually printed on the key.

> + This package provides the Linux console with the same
> + keyboard configuration scheme than X Window System.  As a result,
> + there is no need to duplicate or change the keyboard files just to
> + make simple customisations such as the use of dead keys, the key
> + functioning as AltGr or Compose key, the key(s) to switch between
> + Latin and non-Latin mode, etc.
> + .
> + The package also contains console fonts supporting many of the
> + world's languages.  It provides an unified set of font faces - the
> + classic VGA, the simplistic Fixed, and the cleaned Terminus,
> + TerminusBold and TerminusBoldVGA.
> + .
> + This package can be useful for
> + handhelds or other devices with small storage space.
>   .
> - This package supports only UTF-8.  The legacy 8-bit encodings are not
> + The package supports only UTF-8. Legacy 8-bit encodings are not
>   supported.
> Use the main package description as boilerplate.

There are several limitations in console-setup-mini so it shouldn't use 
the same description as the main package.  The reason I made this 
package is to help me fix bugs in the udebs when (if) they become part 
of Debian installer.  These are the limitations I can remember now:

1. Only UTF-8.
2. The font is selected by the package, not by the user.
3. Two and more keyboard layout combinations are not supported (except 
   for the case non-latin layout + latin layout)
4. Altgr is not supported for the non-latin languages.

Anton Zinoviev

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