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SubjectRe: Kernel-Messages translation
On Thu, 19 Jun 1997, Joe Fouche wrote:

> So, if someone is really interested in making a serious translation of
> the majority of the printk strings, they might proceed as follows:
> 1) Do the translation work, in whole or in part.
> 2) Build a hash table, or just use gperf, to go from English strings to the new
> ones.
> 3) Assemble a "kernel translation kit" which includes this hash and a program
> that will hunt down the relevant English printk()'s and translate them.
Don't forget A) language requirements may dictate word order differences,
which might change variable substitution order, B) character set
differences like the three forms of i in Turkish and the ij character in
Dutch... john alvord

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