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SubjectRe: Kernel-Messages translation

On 16 Jun 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> > As long as they can use the Latin alphabet they know it.
> >
> > So this is basically 100% of all Unix users.
> >
>
> One thing: does anyone realize what this is going to mean for bug
> reports? I can guarantee that if I receive log messages that I can't
> read, I'll hit the delete key so quickly you wouldn't even notice.
>
> I think this is a bad idea. We're talking about the kernel,
> ferchrissake...

why not like Oracle: 'ORA-18560: kak tebja zawut'
'LIN-12341: fatalitsisky errorno inodo'

also, bug reports would be more consistent, the string 'LIN-' would likely
be present in a bug report.

[English could be a fallback language for untranslated messages.]

-- mingo


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