[geeklog-translations] UTF-8 Code files
euan at euans.net
Wed Feb 25 19:02:49 EST 2004
My 2 bits:
Keep the UTF-8 in the title. In the some cases, there are similar
encodings for different languages: eg EUC-JP and EUC-KR (Japanese and
Korean). Having the encoding is useful to some users - some users are
fairly computer literate, and it shouldn't be a problem in the case of
Chinese to have a UTF-8 in the title if it starts with "Traditional" or
"Simplified" etc. Also, in the case of Japanese there is no fundamental
difference between different language encodings as there is in Traditional
and Simplified Chinese, so you need Japanese-UTF-8, Japanese-EUC,
Sam, if you do the Japanese file into UTF-8 as well that would be a great
Samuel Stone said:
> Hi Dirk,
> Including all 4 would be a better idea. Unicode is now preferred
> because of multi-lingual exchangeability with Western languages and now
> almost all new Chinese software that came out in 2003 use Unicode.
> Having all 4 would at least provide backward compatibility.
> By beautifying, do you mean the look of name itself? I wondered about
> that too. Average users will not know what UTF-8 is. How about just
> name it straight forwardly as "Jan" and "Fan" or "Simplified" and
> "Traditional", or even "Sim" and "Trad"? As long as the installer
> himself know that's Unicode, that's enough.
> Regarding other languages in utf-8 that I submitted before. I do have
> English version for my sites because they need to mix English with
> Chinese. I am glad that you remember I submitted once before. Since I
> wasn't informed why it wasn't approved, I thought I must have stepped on
> someone's toe in messing up with their translations. Later I realized
> that it must be because I didn't archive them.
> I can definitely help in converting files of other languages to UTF-8 to
> make Geeklog switchable between Asian and European languages. I love GL
> and would be very happy if I can be useful.
> If you agree, I will start submitting UTF-8 files for other languages
> that I am able to convert successfully.
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