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[debian-devel:14189] termwrap (Re: boot floppies i18n)

Hi, Thank you for your mail.

In <20010513184730.A1982@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
 on "Sun, 13 May 2001 18:47:30 +0200",
  Santiago Garcia Mantinan <manty@debian.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> Adam Di Carlo has given me your name as the person who deals the most with
> boot-floppies i18n.
> I'd like to know if we are gonna use termwrap in woody or if we are gonna
> change it for another thing.

Well, I think termwrap or something similar will be needed for woody.
May be it should add support for bogl-bterm, for some languages.
But woody main system (not the rescue-miniroot) uses various encodings
other than utf8, so users will need it for their languages.

 (At least, for Japanese, console messages without termwrap
  will be disastrous.)

> If we are gonna continue using termwrap, we have to find a place for it,
> make it a package or add it to some other package, right now termwrap only
> leaves on boot-floppies atic, it was moved there by Adam and has been there
> since then.

It would be simple just to make a package of it, and then, include it
into base system which will be generated by debootstrap.

That termwrap is just a shell script with 84 lines.  So it won't be
much difficult to make a package of it.

> Please tell me what you know about the future use of termwrap on woody
> boot-floppies ASAP, or if I must talk about this with somebody else.

I'll cc this mail to the devel ml on the Debian JP Project, hoping
that someone can stand up.

> Thanks in advance!

You're welcome.  And thanks for working on i18n.

> Regards...
> -- 
> Manty/BestiaTester -> http://manty.net

Good Luck :)
  Taketoshi Sano: <sano@debian.org>,<sano@debian.or.jp>,<kgh12351@xxxxxxxxxxx>