[tex-live] language, lang, la (was: testing TL'08)

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jun 14 23:10:23 CEST 2008

     ho> * I don't understand the mess. 

It is historical and must be fixed in cooperation with the original
authors and CTAN.  TL's (main) job is to copy packages from CTAN.
Changing package names is highly undesirable and I don't want to do it.
(The packages which are named differently now are a source of constant
irritation and should be fixed, in the fullness of time.)

    rf> i've long wondered about "ge".

Me too.  I didn't invent it, I inherited it.  If the German
documentation translators agree (I'll ask), we can change texlive-ge to
texlive-de.  However, FAQ-ge needs to be renamed on CTAN, and I don't
know who, if anyone, owns it these days.

    ho> * Source files should go to texmf-doc/source/

In the case of texmf-doc, I see nothing to be gained by splitting up the

    * Also I don't understand the purpose of texmf-doc at all.

Fabrice invented it.  As I recall, the main point was to have at least
some doc separated by language.

I can't argue that it is an absolutely necessary concept, but I don't
see that it's going to hurt anything to keep it, and changing it right
now would be extremely time-consuming, so I don't want to do it.

     But it contains, for instance:

All the instances you cite are maintained independently of the main
package and are, in fact, pure documentation.

    * How a user is supposed to find a translation for his language?

There is no good way and never has been.  Sorry.  Always more work to be
done ...


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