Subject: Re: language support
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/12/2001 19:16:01
On Sun, 11 Mar 2001, Martin Husemann wrote:

> There is one thing where we probably would *realy* benefit from german
> languag support: a sysinst translation.
> Having the installer talk your native language is an immense bonus. It may
> help avoid errors for those not realy fluent at computer english and it
> looks nicer.

One other thing that would be useful in the installer for some people
would be an ability to set the keymap early on. Granted, most of the menus
are navigable by up, down and return, but if you have a Dvorak keyboard
and you can't blind type on a qwerty keyboard, it really is difficult to
enter hostnames and directory paths, let alone passwords, for an ftp

As I found when installing 1.5 on my workstation. :-/

> But: it's a lot of menues and messages to be translated.
> We have a french version, so it's doable ;-)

Hmm... I could probably do an Esperanto translation if there's any demand
for such a thing...

Gillette - the best a man can forget