Tomohiro KUBOTA | 1 Aug 06:29 2002

Bug#155059: about charset support

Version: 2002-08-01
Severity: wishlist

I would like to add a sentence on what is charset support
to cvs/webwml/international/l10n/index.wml, because I think
charset support should be more stressed because (1) it is
the basis of all other i18n/l10n and (2) people tend to
forget laugages (which require special handlings) which are
very different from their own.

The following is the patch.  Any comments?
(I have a cvs commit permission.  Can I do when discussion
is finished?)

--- index.wml.~1.16.~	2002-03-26 15:59:34.000000000 +0900
+++ index.wml	2002-08-01 12:29:13.000000000 +0900
 <at>  <at>  -14,7 +14,10  <at>  <at> 
 change the way the date is printed, you may express the way to do
 that in your part of the world. If the i18n allows you to change the
 set of characters used, l10n is the act of setting the charset you need
-for a given language.</p>
+for a given language. (Please note that charset support,
+including multibyte, doublewidth, combining, bi-direction, and so on,
+is a prerequisite for all other part of i18n and l10n, including
+translation, for some languages.)</p>

 <p>l10n and i18n are tied, but the difficulties related to each of them
 are very different. It's not

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Osamu Aoki | 1 Aug 09:30 2002

Re: gifs on

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 06:00:54PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> I cannot and don't want to deal with this.  Since is handled
> by the web team, it's you're turn. :-)
> Matias Hermanrud Fjeld wrote:
> > uses gifs! Shouldent png be used instead? I have posted to 
> > debian-www and debian-user, but i have gotten no replies. Even if debian 
> > legally has the right to use them, is it the right thing to do?
> Regards,
> 	Joey

AFAIK, GIF without LZW compression is OK.  Matias, are you sure DEBIAN
uses wrong type of GIF?

... this comes up every few times in d-u.  I guess GNU site needs better
explanation to stop this :)



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Thorsten Gunkel | 1 Aug 11:13 2002
Picon missing banners for woody

Currently there are only potato and slink banners at and the following note:
"If you know of more banner ads for Debian, please let us know."

- It would be helpful if you explain who exactly "us" is - I hope
  debian-www <at> is right (please cc me on replies).
- I found several woody banners at 

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Tomohiro KUBOTA | 1 Aug 12:49 2002

Bug#155086: problem

Version: 2002-08-01

Something is wrong on page.

For example, I searched with the following condition:

   Search for: potato
   List filter: security
   Date filter: Jul to Sep 2002
   Case sensitive: no (default)
   Partial match: no (default)
   Single line match: no (default)
   Misspellings allowed: 0 (default)
   Max messages returned: 25 (default)
   Max lines per message: 10 (default)

and I got five results of:

However, there are more pages which contains "potato" within this
two months in debian-security list.  For example,
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Richard Atterer | 1 Aug 19:29 2002

Re: Bug#154904: Mini-CD page text is unclear.

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 03:29:14PM -0600, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> Is there anything that you find particularly unclear or missing
> about my re-wording of either of the sample alternatives I've
> provided?

No, thanks. I've changed the text like this:

    <p>Note: There are currently no official net install/mini-CD
    images available.</p>

    <p>The network install assumes that you have a connection to the
    Internet either using analogue PPP dial-up or using an ethernet
    connection. This may be through a PCMCIA adapter on laptops. 
    Internal (PCI) ISDN cards are not supported - sorry!</p>

    <p>The following unofficial net install images are available:</p>

This is basically what you proposed, I just replaced "ISP connection"
with "internet connection".




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Bug#154904: marked as done (Mini-CD page text is unclear.)

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Giuseppe Sacco | 1 Aug 23:55 2002

cannot convert wml into html

Is there any problem on our wml template? I cannot compile some (any?)
pages, since I always get this error (on Debian 3.0)

giuseppe <at> casa:~/debian/webwml/italian/devel/debian-med$ make install
cd ../../../english/template/debian && sed -e '/^#/d' -e '/^<perl>/,/^<\/perl>/!d'
language_names.wml  | eperl -B '<perl>' -E '</perl>' - >/dev/null
wml -q -D CUR_YEAR=2002 -o <at> g+w   dental.wml
ePerl:Error: Perl parsing error (interpreter rc=255)

---- Contents of STDERR channel: ---------
syntax error at /tmp/wml.13978.tmp1.wml line 1001, near "breton"
Execution of /tmp/wml.13978.tmp1.wml aborted due to compilation errors.
** WML:Break: Error in Pass 3 (rc=74).
make: *** [] Error 1
giuseppe <at> casa:~/debian/webwml/italian/devel/debian-med$ 

I couldn't find the error in language_names.wml (where I think it is).
Could someone try to fix it? Thanks.



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Tomohiro KUBOTA | 2 Aug 07:37 2002

Bug#155189: dsa-136 for potato

Version: 2002-08-02
Severity: grave

security/2002/dsa-136 (openssl, multiple remove exploits) seems to
be available for Potato now (version 0.9.6c-0.potato.3) at

but the page says fixed packages for Potato are not available.


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wang lan | 2 Aug 10:34 2002

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Kaare Olsen | 2 Aug 10:43 2002

Re: cannot convert wml into html

On Thu, 1 Aug 2002 23:55:02 +0200
Giuseppe Sacco <eppesuigoccas <at>> wrote:

> I couldn't find the error in language_names.wml (where I think it is).
> Could someone try to fix it? Thanks.

I've just noticed two things in regards to the 31 July Japanese commit of
this file, 1) some languages not mentioned elsewhere in the file are now
available in Japanese, 2) a comma was missing after one of those languages

I've added the missing comma but have no idea whether that will fix the
problem.  Also, it seems that the web site isn't building anymore, some
changes I committed 19 hours ago haven't made it to the main site yet.

Regards, Kaare - <>


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