Which languages shall be supported with the lang packs, and how?

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Fri Nov 12 09:51:12 CST 2004


On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 03:09:56PM +0000, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > - There are some sublanguages which have a more irregular name, like
> >   "pt" and "pt-br" (Brazilian Portugese), or "zh-cn" and "zh-tw".
> >   Ideally, d-i would just try to install "language-support-XX" if
> >   language "XX" was selected.  But these special cases prevent this.
> 
> Surely it would be better to make the naming 'la-CC' in all cases.  This
> stops the confusion between 'en-GB' and 'en-US' and follows the standard
> naming conventions.
> 
> (d-i already knows about 'en-GB' etc, since they is exactly what it is
> setting the UTF-8 locale to based on the questions asked at installation.)

d-i's strategy varies somewhat by language. See
languagechooser/languagelist.

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Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]



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