Re: Internationalizing Linux

Drago Goricanec (
Fri, 04 Dec 1998 11:52:17 +0900

On 03 Dec 1998 16:25:16 +0100, Jes Sorensen writes:
> Oh and how to you expect kernel hackers to be able to help debug a
> problem when someone posts dmesg output in Chinese to linux-kernel?

So is that why the old IBM mainframes tagged every system message with
a unique identifier?

> We've had this discussion before, about a year ago I think, forget it
> once and for all, please.

I think having messages appear in the sysadmin's native language has
merit. The front line for Linux support is moving away from this

Once messages permeate back to this list, they can be converted back
to English just as the original message was converted originally to
the native language.


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