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

Quoting Anton Zinoviev (anton@lml.bas.bg):
> 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.

That could then be "Please select the layout you intend to use on this
machine"....which entirely disconnects the choice from the hardwired keyboard.

You're right: sometimes users choose layouts that have nothign to do
with the layout that's printed on the physical keyboard (hint: Dvorak).

> > + 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.

In order to avoid being too vague...or too detailed, we could then
mention something like "These often appear as an additionnal symbol
printed on the key".

> > + 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.

This package is not meant for general use. It has several limitations:
no UTF-8 support, no possibility for users to choose the console font,
no multiple layout combinations and no support for AltGr for non Latin

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