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SubjectRe: Jive -> Kernel (International Linux) (fwd)
Binding multi-language support to the shell only is not a good idea.

I want nice German error messages telling me that the root filesystem
crashed :-).
I'm sure that, for many people, a major reason to use Windows is having
native language text. It's just that you feel "at home".

I hereby vote for the include-file-#define-solution.
- does not enlarge kernel
- works from the very first boot message on
- translations could be done by simple kernel patches
- by using include files, translations are version-independent

Please correct me. I'm not a kernel hacker, but have done quite a bit of
programming.

cheers, Stephan

On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Jason Murdock wrote:
>
> Wouldn't it be easier and not drain so resources from the kernel to have
> the languages handled by the shell? Just seems easier to me to patch
> BASH, TCSH, ASH, or whatever shell you want to use to handle the language
> you want to work in and are most comfortable in.
>
> jason
>
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>
> On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Stephan Meyer wrote:
>
> > On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > > Frankly, I'm not sure that the idea is particularly worthwhile, but we'll
> > > see...
> > >
> > > P.
> > >
> >
> > You would be crying out for multi-language support, if the linux kernel
> > gave messages in German.
> >
> > I thought about a text file, that would contain language-specific
> > messages. Perhaps, it could be integrated with the linux kernel. I
> > wouldn't mind the added size, but you could just disable it, too.
> > The kernel would look for it at boot-time and would parse it, if present.
> >
> > Just my 0,02 DM :)
> >
> > Stephan
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > Stephan Meyer
> > +49-89-4301114
> > Stephan.Meyer@munich.netsurf.de
> > http://fatman.mathematik.tu-muenchen.de/~meyer/
> > -----------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>

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Stephan Meyer
+49-89-4301114
Stephan.Meyer@munich.netsurf.de
http://fatman.mathematik.tu-muenchen.de/~meyer/
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