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Re: [bug-gettext] ISO-8859-8 and bidi (was Re: [Translation-i18n] gnulib

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] ISO-8859-8 and bidi (was Re: [Translation-i18n] gnulib, bison-runtime and texinfo charset)
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:11:53 -0400

> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:49:34 +0200
> From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
>  <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>  address@hidden
> >> That's very unfortunate situation of intentional bug in order to a
> >> compensate for another bug, especially given that all involved software
> >> is libre.
> > First, not all the involved software is free, at least not if you
> > think outside GNU/Linux.
> texinfo running on Debian using gnome-terminal involves no proprietary
> software.

I explicitly referred to systems other than GNU/Linux, so Debian
cannot be used as a counter-example.

> The biggest problems are the lack of sane migration path and that it
> affects long-term storage.

The migration path is clear: craft a UTF-8 encoded logical-order

> So what do you think about having bidi
> in gettext which would kick-in when the output is on a crappy terminal?

I think this was asked some time ago, and Bruno said he didn't
consider it a gettext business.  But I may be mistaken; in any case,
I'll let Bruno speak for himself.

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