[EuroPython] i18n and realted issues

Anna Ravenscroft rev_anna_r@yahoo.com
Wed, 30 Apr 2003 09:03:21 -0700 (PDT)

I think that'll be a great topic for an open space session on the last
day. I'm sure you'll have lots of folks interested in discussing it
with you.

Thanks for bringing it up.


--- Magnus Lyckå <magnus@thinkware.se> wrote:
> At 07:20 2003-04-30 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> >This is surely all off-topic for the EuroPython list, I'm also
> unsure
> >what your messages aim at. Do you say such things to point out
> >perceived bugs in Python, or to learn more about locales, or for
> some
> >other reason?
> Right. This became all too technical. Sorry. But the "percieved" bugs
> are real. The locale module does not work as specified in the library
> reference on Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.
> I wanted to bring the general issue of i18n and l16n up with the PBF,
> since
> I think it's very relevant for Python use in business, but gets all
> too
> little attention in python documentation, official as well as printed
> books
> etc. I suspect you agree, since you seem to have been a python i18n
> champion
> for years (six years at least).
> I used the (on Windows) buggy locale module, and the lack of
> documentation
> around this, to illustrate the problem. In general, it's easy to work
> with
> Python, at least we tend to claim that, and our library reference and
> books
> are very helpful, but here it fails.
> I also felt that Europython ought to be an event where other people
> who
> are interested in this issue will appear.
> In general I hope we will find time to not only listen to prepared
> speeches
> at Europython, but also discuss issues that we feel need improvement,
> and
> to come up with solutions for that--in a PBF context or in some other
> way.
> --
> Magnus Lycka (It's really Lyck&aring;), magnus@thinkware.se
> Thinkware AB, Sweden, www.thinkware.se
> I code Python ~ The shortest path from thought to working program 
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