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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 14:49:02 -0400

> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:36:22 +0200
> From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
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> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, 
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> On 27.03.2012 20:11, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> 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
> > he.po.
> It's not that easy. I expect the original code and accompanying
> translations to continue to evolve and having one side in logical and
> another side in visual order makes updates tricky.

I don't see the problem, sorry.  There are projects that have, e.g.,
pt.po and pt_BR.po, I assume maintained by different people.  Why
can't we have he.po and he_UTF-8.po (say)?

> This would amount to
> a needless fork and increase in continuous supplied effort.

Each volunteer needs only to consider her own side of the fork, no
problem here.

> Or do you propose to change he.po for texinfo to UTF-8

If there's overwhelming agreement that most text displays nowadays
support bidi reordering, I don't mind dropping the visual-order
translation on the floor and keeping only the logical-order one.  But
I _do_ want to hear some data regarding availability of
bidi-reordering consoles first.

> P.S: any reason for the total lack of Hebrew TP mailing list?

I don't need a mailing list to talk to myself ;-)

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?

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