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Re: new Emacs HELLO file??

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: new Emacs HELLO file??
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 23:48:17 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> How about adding new language per request basis??  If I do not
> misunderstand, main purposes of `HELLO' is to show and check
> multilingual (multi-script) capability of Emacs and font availability
> in user's installation.

Yes, the main purpose of HELLO is to check multi-script capability,
and it would be simpler if HELLO displayed just a few symbols
from every script.  But since HELLO contains greetings in various
languages now, we risk offending some users by not including their
languages in this list.

> Difficulty comes from verifying if languages collected from the Internet
> is really correct, or did I properly copy them to the text file.

This is not a problem since we can easily fix errors when users notice
and report them.

BTW, I think we should convert HELLO to UTF-8.  Do you see any symbol
in HELLO not supported by UTF-8?

Juri Linkov

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