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Re: Bug#228486: Apology to german users required in the release notes

* Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> [2004-08-31 06:59]:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 12:26:28PM +0200, you wrote:
>>A) Using the same quotes as in english, i.e., ""
> Once again, the english quotes are also stupid:
>>mv -iv foo bar
> `foo' -> `bar'
> It is not clear why german users are the only ones who need an "apology"
> because they get stupid-looking quotes. English-speaking users have been
> living with the problem for years.

 You are free to request something along the same lines. In fact I would
second that. On the other hand we as native German speakers and the
debian-l10n-german team after all can't know of the problems that might
be there in e.g. Russian translations, or whatever else. It is quite
natural that we address the problems that we are faced with in our daily
work, instead of the problems that refer to things we don't see (or
don't know about).

>>Hence the appology is needed, since -- given Debians history -- users of
>>stable employing a german locale will experience the (unambiguously
>>perceived as ugly) quotes for the years to come.
> Just like people employing an english locale! 

 There is no contradiction forbidding that. Though, weren't the "ugly"
english quotes there from the start? The ugly german quotes are
happening just recently.

 So long,
() | Ich bin anders, nur soviel anders wie der Himmel, wie das Meer am Horizont.
/\ | Oder anders, vielleicht anders - was heisst schon anders?
   |                                   -- Alfons Haider, 2001

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