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Re: Bug#269878: More info on Icelandic keyboard

I for one would be more than happy to help out.

I only need directions as to how I would go about helping :)

Is there any chance to mask out email addresses on this email-list?

Steinar M.

On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 05:45, Christian Perrier wrote:
> (Please keep me CC'ed to answers)
> Quoting Kristinn B. Gylfason (kristgy@askur.org):
> > 
> > Hi Alastair,
> > 
> > On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:28:10PM +0100, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> > > Thank you for your bug report.
> > > Can you please tell me which Language you chose when doing this install?
> > > Which language(s) will be used to install Debian in Iceland?
> > > 
> > I chose US English during the install.  Icelandic is the dominant
> > language in Iceland but since there does not exist an Icelandic
> > translation of the Debian Installer I think that US English is a good
> > default choice.
> Well, I, as "informal" Debian Installer (D-I) i18n coordinator, am
> desperately trying to find one.
> Kristinn, if you volunteer, you're more than welcome..
> A few weeks ago, I sent a mail to the debian-user-icelandic mailing
> list...but was unsuccessful in trigerring some vocations..:-)
> Let's try again. Guys and girls, Icelandic is currently, along with
> Serbian, Irish (Alastair, hint), Estonian, Belarussian and Moldovan,
> among the very last european languages which Debian Installer is NOT
> translated into.
> I know that people in Iceland are proud of their culture and heritage
> (and you have to...your country is at the top of my "should go"
> list). So, I can't believe I will not find someone...:-)
> > 
> > > I have tested the latest debian-installer candidates and the Icelandic
> > > keyboard appears to work, but is not selected by default if you choose
> > > 'Iceland' as your country. Is this the bug you saw, or did the keyboard
> > > not work at all for you? If so, could you please try the current
> > > release candidate?
> > > 
> > The Icelandic keyboard worked fine for me.  My point was only that it
> > would be appropriate to have the Icelandic keyboard selected by default
> > in the keyboard selection dialog after you have chosen 'Iceland' as your 
> > country.  If I remember correctly the
> > installer will generally try to do this kind of default selection.
> Well, not exactly. Keyboard selection is based on the locale. When you
> first choose English as language, then Iceland as country, you end up
> with the en_US locale, because en_IS is not a supported locale. So,
> there is currently no way to get Icelandic keyboard automatically
> chosen in such situation.
> Having the Icelandic keyboard as default of is_IS would not hurt of
> course....we then will be ready for the day when D-I is translated in
> Icelandic..:-)

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