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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 16:19:07 -0400

> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:14:43 +0200
> From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
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> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>  address@hidden
> The usual intent is that different locale names address issues between
> human languages, not technical differences.

That doesn't mean we cannot make it address this issue, if we want.

But we are circling, so we will have to agree to disagree.

> This created a vicious circle of bidi support "breaking" existing
> translations.

Excuse me, but this is nonsense.  Bidi support or lack thereof can
never break anything but bidi languages, and translations to those
languages are still in diapers.  Please don't blow this out of

> I believe that bidi support in gettext would facilitate
> the overall migration to bidi-capable terminals just how it facilitated
> migration to UTF-8 locales.

I believe you are right.  But it will take time until it is widespread
enough to consider it mainstream.

> >> P.S: any reason for the total lack of Hebrew TP mailing list?
> > I don't need a mailing list to talk to myself ;-)
> But according to TP there are other translators as well.

I know of only 2, one of them joined less than a month ago.  This
doesn't justify the overhead of maintaining a mailing list.

> > P.S. Any reason my messages don't appear in the archives?  The thread
> > pointed out by Bruno shows replies to my messages, but not my messages
> > themselves.  What did I miss?
> >
> This ML list is member-only.

Are you saying that the moderator drops my messages on the floor?

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