[cgl_discussion] Re: [PATCH-RFC] README 1ST - New problem logging macros (2.5.38)

Larry Kessler kessler at us.ibm.com
Thu Sep 26 13:01:15 PDT 2002

Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Larry Kessler wrote:
> > Distros could be motivated to provide translations, etc. for the kernel
> > versions that they base new releases on.
> Unlikely.  It's hard enough already when somebody who doesn't
> speak the language submits a bugreport by email or through
> bugzilla.
> I don't want to imagine receiving a bug report from eg. Japan
> that has a cut'n'pasted kernel error in Japanese. It's not just
> that I can't read Japanese ... I don't even have the FONT to
> display it.

Right, so the tools that take kernel events and display them in 
human-readable form must be written to always display in english,
with the option to also display in another language, thus allowing
the non-English-reading SysAdmin in Japan to easily understand the

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