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Re: Possible change to startup.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Possible change to startup.el
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:22:05 -0400

    After a week of messing with tutorial files we eventually reached the
    point where tutorial files are no more correct: some files now miss
    important references to copyright conditions

If the reference to copyright conditions was deleted, could you put it

                                                 and not grammatically
    correct anymore.  Many languages don't allow titles ended with
    a period.

What can they do, sue us?  They will just have to suffer ;-).
Seriously, you're making much ado about nothing.

    A more correct way to implement this feature is to add tutorial titles
    as a new property of the language info-alist similarly to the
    `sample-text' property which contains a sample text in the same language.

I already decided that question, and posted the reasons not to do it
this way.

    Emacs Tutorial   Learn how to use Emacs efficiently (TUTORIAL TITLE)

    It suggest users to select "Emacs Tutorial" to get the tutorial in their
    native languages.

What IS the menu item to get the tutorial in the locale-specified
language?  Maybe we should make that more convenient than it is now,
before we document it in the splash screen.  We could add a new menu
item "Tutorial Translation" which does this.

    It would be good also to create a X menu with a list of languages after
    selecting "Emacs Tutorial (choose language)..." menu item to help
    Emacs novices to select their languages.

I agree with that one.

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