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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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