[pacman-dev] Localization issues

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 17:17:22 EST 2007

On 3/5/07, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at petra.hos.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> Hi!
> It would be nice, if pacman accepted Y and N as yesno answer
> too. Because if a message hasn't been localized yet (for
> example 'Proceed with installation? [Y/n]' to hungarian now), it's
> annoying that if answer Y, pacman exits (because Y is localized to I).
> Bye, Nagy Gabor
> P.S.: Yes, you may say: There may exists a language where
> localized(I)==N or similar; so the localized answer should be checked
> first. In this pathological case (again .-) the untranslated
> messages are really annoying :-)

The best solution is to either update the translation or drop it (put
it in storage until someone wants to update it). This would be very
hacky to implement what you suggested, and not that useful to
languages where Y and N have flipped usage from their English


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