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Re: RFC: Description text in packages



Le mardi 16 décembre 2008 à 12:36 -0600, Matthew Woehlke a écrit :
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le mardi 16 décembre 2008 à 12:02 -0600, Matthew Woehlke a écrit :
> >> And those would be what buttons again?
> > 
> > Those would be whatever the maintainer of your xkb layout wants them to
> > be. Adding this stuff to an xkb layout is not rocket science and has
> > been possible for a long time.
> 
> So one of they keys on my keyboard should do something other than what I 
> expect?

Bzzt. On an average keyboard, about 50% of the alt-ed space is not
marked and let to the implementators discretion. Without going into
Canadian six-level key complexity, four-level xkb layouts are the norm
and I dare you to find a keyboard where all four levels are marked.

> Then you're not writing human text, you're writing computer code.
> Huh?

No efforts are expended by console maintainers to make it keep up with
the curreent demands of human text. Its target is “debugging things gone
wrong” ¹

¹ “I know the discussions I've had with distributions on these subjects
they are thinking X is the user interface full stop, except for
debug/things gone wrong.” (Alan Cox, 2008-12-01).

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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