Templates in Terminal
claude at 2xlibre.net
Sat May 31 23:03:28 BST 2008
Le dimanche 01 juin 2008 à 00:21 +0300, Eyal Levin a écrit :
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:44 PM, Claude Paroz <claude at 2xlibre.net>
> 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
> > > Well, the problem is that we (Hebrew Translators)
> > Hebrew strings in the
> > > terminal, but we have decided that the contents of
> > 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  ).
> > 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
> This choice should be left to users. Those who prefer English
> in Terminal can always set this by inserting the following in
> their .bashrc file: "export LANG=en_US" or "export LANG=C"
> We discussed that also and came to the conclusion that this is an
> action that new users will probably not take or won't be aware of, and
> as a result turn to the English locale.
Agreed, but new users should probably not be the most terminal-intensive
> Perhaps if you know a way we could set the Terminal default language
> to English in the Hebrew locale (with a new Ubuntu installation), this
> would probably be a better solution. Then, if someone would like
> Hebrew in the Terminal he could do the switch.
I can't say anything about default parameters, but you can always
promote recipes on Hebrew Wikis/Forums/FAQs.
> It was also stated that currently we have more appealing applications
> to tunnel our translation energy towards.
Of course, GUI applications should have the priority for translations,
but in the long term, I think all languages deserve having even command
line messages in their language/script.
Those who need a particular message in English may try to re-launch the
process with something like "$ LANG=C mycommand"
Take this as my humble opinion, nothing more :-)
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