Re: Bug#228486: Apology to german users required in the release notes
Michael Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 08:28:14PM +0200, Mario Lang wrote:
> >It feels to me as if you are intentionally failing to get my point.
> Likewise. :)
> >I have no problems reading ``this'' as double quotes, but ,,this" is just
> >a double comma.
> Well, `` isn't a double quote any more than ,, is--it's a pair of grave
> accents. There is a proper double opening quote for english in UTF-8,
> just like there's a proper double opening quote for german in UTF-8. The
> only difference is that (until my previous post) english-speaking users
> haven't demanded an apology for misusing punctuation.
This can be entirely sidestepped, because Debian *does* support German
properly, if you use the correct locale.
We should tell people:
1) Use such-and-such a locale if you want good German support, and
2) The thus-and-so locale has freaky quotation marks because we want
to preserve consistency with other Linux distributions.
No apology is necessary, because of (1).