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Re: Working gettext example for grub.cfg?

From: Jordan Uggla
Subject: Re: Working gettext example for grub.cfg?
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:22:16 -0800

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 6:15 AM, Andrey Borzenkov <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Jordan Uggla <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Andrey Borzenkov <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM, Jordan Uggla <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>   example_variable=5
>>>>   echo $"The value of \$example_variable is: $example_variable !"
>>> One more problem associated with run-time l10n is it makes it even
>>> more complicated for an end user to edit menu entries. As today the
>>> only possibility to adjust kernel parameters is to enter full menu
>>> entry editor, this is something that needs solution before run-time
>>> l10n can really be introduced.
>> I don't understand. What problem are you having currently with
>> localization and the menu entry editor?
> I do not have any problems. But moving l10n into grub.cfg (as opposed
> to current putting translated strings there) means that
> a) user is suddenly presented with English strings instead of
> localized text as soon as menu entry editor is entered

They aren't if a translation for their language is available. Try
switching to German (Deutsch) from the Super GRUB2 Disk menu for
example and you will see that the menu entries *and* all other strings
displayed (including error messages) are also in German.

> I have seen many users complaining about how hard it became to simply
> add "3" to kernel command line in grub2.

The menu entry editor has some usability problems, but I don't know
how it could be improved (please chime in if you have an idea) and
that appears to be totally unrelated to l10n.

Jordan Uggla (Jordan_U on

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