[RFC] New category proposal, i18n

Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 23 14:45:46 UTC 2009

2009/6/23 Chris Rees <utisoft at googlemail.com>:
> 2009/6/23 Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org>:
>> Thomas Abthorpe wrote:
>>> To have localization, you need internationalization, so from this, I stand by
>>> my original proposal of i18n.
>> I have no objection to your reasoning, but continue to object to the
>> specific string. If you're going to go down this road then
>> "internationalization" would be the better choice.
>> Doug
> I would agree with Doug. We're in the days of tab-completion, and
> typing 'in<TAB>' will suffice to get there. I for one *hate* numbers
> in paths; it takes one's hand off the letters. Also, I had to look up
> i18n to find out what it was... Categories should be immediately
> descriptive.
> Also, the French have to use Shift to type numbers; it's even more of
> a pain for them!
> Chris

You have struck a chord with numbers in the path, reminds me of the
pre-Xorg days with /usr/X11R6, not sure what I disliked more, the
capital letters or the numbers!

I hereby relent, and yield to the logic of the arguments placed before
me, I now agree that using internationalization for the category name
is a better idea.

Thanks for your persistence folks, the feedback is appreciated :)



Thomas Abthorpe, FreeBSD Ports Committer
tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org, http://people.freebsd.org/~tabthorpe

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