Ubuntu and language packs

Surfaz Gemon Meme surfaz28 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 13:13:55 UTC 2009

OK, and the second response

 2009/2/3 Surfaz Gemon Meme <surfaz28 at gmail.com>:
>>> Well, Spanish support of Ubuntu is not full and if I uninstall all
>>> English packages (I always do it), I don't have any problem.
>>> If there is something untranslated to Spanish, Ubuntu shows me in English.
>>> I am not a developer but, I think that almost 100% packages of Ubuntu
>>> CD use gettext library for internationalization.
>>> Gettext system works with .po files in source (mo and gmo in binary).
>>> I translate some programs in my free time, and I think I know more or
>>> less how is a .po file. In each file there is a copy of the original
>>> language (English) and then a space that is used by programs like
>>> poEdit for allow put your translation into your language.
>>> 1º There is a copy of original language in every translation
>>> 2º Gettex takes strings of programs, therefore system always can use a language.
>>> Please, someone can answer me what if there is any reason to do this
>>> or is simply a mistake?

I would appreciate any information

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