Re: Internationalizing Linux

Jes Sorensen (
04 Dec 1998 09:53:08 +0100

>>>>> "Drago" == Drago Goricanec <> writes:

Drago> 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?

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

Oh and everybody should have a 2000 page translation table on paper?

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

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

I really can't see the point here, all the commands on the system are
in english anyway, C is using English. If you don't understand the
basic English terms used by a computer, how can you adminitrate them.

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

Sorry but I am not going to waste my time trying to decode error
messages from my own code just because someone wants to print it in
a different language.


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