#365 F31 System-Wide Change: Langpacks-core for i18n functionality
Closed 2 years ago by pbokoc. Opened 3 years ago by bcotton.

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Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Issue assigned to mareksu

2 years ago

@petersen, could you please review my draft for the langpacks-core release note?

You can now install minimal localizations

This release introduces the langpacks-core-language_code packages, which provide basic localization for a given language. The basic localization set includes:

  • The locale
  • The default font
  • The default input method if the language requires it

The basic localization set does not include:

  • Translations
  • Additional fonts

The minimal localization packages are useful for creating customs installations or Spins, or for installing Fedora from a minimal image. You can add basic internationalization support for specific languages without pulling in additional translations and fonts that might not be required for each added language.

Full language support, including translations and additional fonts, continues to be available from the langpacks-language_code packages.

@petersen, could you please review my draft for the langpacks-core release note?
You can now install minimal localizations

I think you should change "minimal localizations" to "minimal language support".

This release introduces the langpacks-core-language_code packages, which provide basic localization for a given language. The basic localization set includes:

I think you should use "basic support" instead of "basic localization".

I will use "langpacks-<language_code>" to highlight that language_code is a variable to be replaced by langcodes.

The locale

Should this be "Glibc locale" ?

The default font
The default input method if the language requires it

The basic localization set does not include:

Translations
Additional fonts

You can add
- Spell Checker dictionaries

The minimal localization packages are useful for creating customs installations or Spins, or for installing Fedora from a minimal image. You can add basic internationalization support for specific languages without pulling in additional translations and fonts that might not be required for each added language.

I think you should change "minimal localization" to "minimal language support" here.

Full language support, including translations and additional fonts, continues to be available from the langpacks-language_code packages.

Thanks for the review, @pnemade. Here's how I've edited the release note (formatted with AsciiDoc):

.You can now install minimal language support    

This release introduces new packages that provide basic support for a given language. The packages are named `langpacks-core-__language_code__`, where __language_code__ is  the short ISO code for the language, such as `es` for Spanish. The basic support includes:   

* The GNU C Library (`glibc`) locale
* The default font
* The default input method if the language requires it

The basic localization set does _not_ include:

* Translations
* Additional fonts
* Spell checker dictionaries

The basic language support packages are useful for creating customs installations or Spins, or for installing Fedora from a minimal image. You can add basic                 internationalization support for specific languages without pulling in additional translations and fonts that might not be required for each added language.

Full language support, including translations and additional fonts, continues to be available from the `langpacks-__language_code__` packages.

I think its better to keep the language simple. So request to change
The GNU C Library (glibc) locale
to
The Glibc locale

Rest looks fine :)

Thank you @mareksu

Thanks, @pnemade, you're right that the shorter version is easier to read. I've changed it to just glibc.

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 years ago

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