Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
To: None <>
From: MAEKAWA Masahide <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2002 11:08:51
Masao Uebayashi <> wrote:
>Is it good to have translated (localized) manual pages in the base?

It's not bad. I agree to localize man pages.

I know some (many? or almost?) users are against.
BUT! For non-English-natives they make easy read and understand
concepts/idea/implementations in NetBSD.

And to localize documentation, at least we must make some utils
internationalized. These experiences are useful to realize the importance
of I18N/M17N/L10N, I believe.

On the other hand.
The existence of localized documentation often cause 'Out-Of-Date' problem.
So I disagree to import the localized documentation/utils in the base system.
It should be provided by pkgsrc and it's enough, I think.

It's difficult to maintain the localized to be up-to-date.
So if we cannot maintain them, we must decide to remove 'out-of-date's

But the idea is Good.

--- MAEKAWA Masahide
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