[Slackdocs] regarding localization

Bojan Popovic bocke at slackware-srbija.org
Sat Nov 3 13:31:21 CET 2012

Hi markus,

I'm gathering the information for a general localization tutorial. I
divided it this way:

1. setting unicode support (boot loader settings or
unicode_start/unicode_stop otherwise)
2. setting locale (lang.sh and lang.csh)
3. setting up console font and keymap (loadkeys, setfont)
4. setting up Xorg keyboard properties (ie: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/)
5. Unicode problems (ie console keymap conversion and problematic apps)

I haven't tought about specific apps or desktop environments. Not sure
if that should go in a general guide.

Anyway, it would be the best if we don't duplicate the effort. That
doesn't mean we can't divide it. So if you want you can take any of the
sub-topics. :)


On Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:57:39 +0100
Markus Hutmacher <markus.hutmacher at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm about to write a Howto/Tutorial about "How can I configure my 
> Slackware-system for German language support" (localization). I want
> to write it in English and German and the subjects are
> 1. Setting $LANG
> 2. German Menus for Firefox and Thunderbird
> 3. KDE
> 4. Where to obtain the de-packages for libre-office
> 5. further information?
> Now my question: In which part of SlackDocs does this go?
> Administration?
> And shouldn't there be (instead) a generic tutorial about
> localization (not only german but all languages)?
> My idea would be, that we need a generic Howto/Tutorial about 
> localization which at first should be written in English. Afterwards 
> this could be translated into various languages.
> And then there could be language-specific subjects added if necessary 
> (for example support for chinese or kyrillic).
> Any suggestions?
> Markus (markush)

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