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Re: [bug-mailutils] translated mail status in frm

From: Jordi Mallach
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] translated mail status in frm
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:56:51 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 11:40:24AM +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> > I think they should be hardcoded and untranslatable. What do others
> > think?
> No, I disagree. That is the same problem as with Y(es)/N(o) answer. It
> is common to allow users to give such answer in their native language,
> so why should not we allow them to specify mail status in their language
> too?

The difference between "-svell"/"-sold" and Sí/Yes is that the former
is something used in a commandline, and might break scripts or whatever
quite easily.

I had thought about accepting both, but there's the slight chance that
one language has a similar or exact word for one of the arguments that
matches the English name for another language. Ok, that would be a bad
coincidence, but could happen. Which should have precedence? This would
affect abreviations, too.

If there is a safe way of handling this corner case, I'll all for
accepting both. If the corner case is thought to be minor enough, I
guess I'm for it too, anyway. I just wanted to raise this concern ;)

Jordi Mallach Pérez  --  Debian developer     http://www.debian.org/
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