[Slackdocs] regarding localization

Eric Hameleers eric.hameleers at alienbase.nl
Sat Nov 3 14:29:04 CET 2012

On 11/03/2012 01:31 PM, Bojan Popovic wrote:
> 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. :)
> Bojan.
> 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)

I have added a preliminary article at
http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:localization - feel free to comment
on it in the Discussion tab.
ANyone who wants to edit that page must also commit to writing a
translated version :-)

Shall I add you Bojan, as well as Markus to the Access Control List for
this page? Then you can edit whatever is needed. My text is an example
only, feel free to change it if you think that fits better with your ideas.



Eric Hameleers
Email: eric.hameleers at gmail.com

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