Templates in Terminal

Claude Paroz claude at 2xlibre.net
Sat May 31 20:44:43 BST 2008

Le samedi 31 mai 2008 à 20:48 +0300, Eyal Levin a écrit :
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Christian Robottom Reis
> <kiko at canonical.com> wrote:
>         On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 12:52:31PM +0300, Eyal Levin wrote:
>         > Well, the problem is that we (Hebrew Translators) have
>         Hebrew strings in the
>         > terminal, but we have decided that the contents of the
>         terminal should
>         > remain in English since Hebrew does not display well there.
>         Why doesn't it display well there? Isn't that more a bug of
>         the terminal
>         and/or font than in the translations?
> We have some BiDi problems, but as you said this is a bug and can be
> fixed. (Working fine though in mlterm [1] ).
> We decided to stay with English because there is no Hebrew
> documentation regarding the terminal, hence users who will try to look
> for help in forums, Google, etc, won't find anything.
> We also got some input from users who said that Hebrew in the terminal
> is the main reason why they don't use the Hebrew locale as a whole.
This choice should be left to users. Those who prefer English messages
in Terminal can always set this by inserting the following in
their .bashrc file: "export LANG=en_US" or "export LANG=C"

Remember, GNU/Linux is about choice :-)



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