Debian Bug report logs - #344048
installation-guide: Please make &debian; , and some other entities translatable

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Package: installation-guide; Maintainer for installation-guide is Debian Install System Team <>;

Reported by: Changwoo Ryu <>

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 17:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version installation-guide/svn

Fixed in version installation-guide/20070319

Done: Frans Pop <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Changwoo Ryu <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: installation-guide: Please make &debian; , and some other entities translatable
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 02:05:56 +0900
Package: installation-guide
Version: svn trunk
Severity: normal

In Korean books/medias, foreign words are usually written as Korean
Hangul texts rather than the original ones.  (Exceptions include acronyms
and unpronounceable words.) That's why I translated "Debian" as
"데비안" and "Linux" as "리눅스".  

And such words include "Intel", "Apple", "Motorola", ...(The Korean 
branches of these companies are actually using their "localzied"
Hangul names.)

But manual/build/entities/common.ent file defines &debian; entity as
"Debian GNU/Linux" language independently, which makes the Korean
translated manual very inconsistent.  

We need a way to translate these entities.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14
Locale: LANG=ko_KR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ko_KR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Miroslav Kure <>
Subject: Re: Bug#344048: installation-guide: Please make &debian; , and some other entities translatable
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 23:56:29 +0100
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 02:05:56AM +0900, Changwoo Ryu wrote:
> But manual/build/entities/common.ent file defines &debian; entity as
> "Debian GNU/Linux" language independently, which makes the Korean
> translated manual very inconsistent.  
> We need a way to translate these entities.

One really simple solution would be:

(This is probably the same as but with
 real code attached :-))

cd manual
mkdir build/entities/l10n
for lang in ?? ??_??; do touch build/entities/l10n/${lang}.ent; done
rm build/entities/l10n/po.ent #not a language :-)
cd po
for lang in ?? ??_??; do touch ../build/entities/l10n/${lang}.ent; done

Add the following line to the build/templates/install.xml.template:
 <!ENTITY % dynamicdata    SYSTEM "../##TEMPDIR##/dynamic.ent"       > %dynamicdata;
+<!ENTITY % langdata       SYSTEM "##ENTPATH##/l10n/##LANG##.ent"       > %langdata;
 <!ENTITY % commondata     SYSTEM "##ENTPATH##/common.ent"        > %commondata;


 - each language would need its file in entities/l10n/
   (missing file will cause warning, but the build will go on)
 - when using different encoding from UTF-8, translators will need to
   specify it in their l10n/xx.ent file like they do in regular .xml
   files e.g. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-2"?>
 - maybe we could prefill l10n/en.ent (or even all l10n/.ent files?)
   with some reasonable examples from common.ent

Miroslav Kure

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Message #17 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Frans Pop <>
Subject: Bug#344048: fixed in installation-guide 20070319
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:02:10 +0000
Source: installation-guide
Source-Version: 20070319

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
installation-guide, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-alpha_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-amd64_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-arm_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-hppa_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-i386_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-ia64_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-mips_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-mipsel_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-powerpc_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-s390_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-sparc_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide_20070319.dsc
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide_20070319.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Frans Pop <> (supplier of updated installation-guide package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:00:12 +0100
Source: installation-guide
Binary: installation-guide-powerpc installation-guide-amd64 installation-guide-s390 installation-guide-ia64 installation-guide-mipsel installation-guide-arm installation-guide-mips installation-guide-sparc installation-guide-alpha installation-guide-i386 installation-guide-hppa
Architecture: source all
Version: 20070319
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Frans Pop <>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <>
 installation-guide-alpha - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-amd64 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-arm - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-hppa - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-i386 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-ia64 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-mips - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-mipsel - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-powerpc - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-s390 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-sparc - Debian installation guide
Closes: 344048 406290 406515 408340 408408 410129 410317 411399 413257
 installation-guide (20070319) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Cleaned up definitions of some entities and removed unused ones.
   * Implement infrastructure that allows entities to be translated.
     Thanks to Miroslav Kure for providing the patch. Closes: #344048, #406515.
   * Disable Korean PDF/PS formats for builds for the website.
   * appendix/files: update information about mouse configuration, based on a
     patch from Peter Samuelson (for which thanks). Closes: #406290.
   * boot-installer, appendix/preseed: document preseed/interactive parameter.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Fix package name for installation-reports, and manual unfuzzy of all
     translations. Closes: #408408
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * welcome:
     - make links to FSF and GNU more consistent (closes: #410317)
     - we do not necessarily share the ideals of the FSF (closes: #410129)
     Thanks to Francesco Poli for suggesting these changes.
   * using-d-i: guided partitioning now creates swap inside LVM.
     Thanks to Francesco Poli. Closes: #411399.
   * Document installs over PPPoE. Based on a text proposed by Eddy Petrisor.
     Closes: #408340.
   * installation-howto: update for the integration of base-config into D-I.
   * appendix/preseed:
     - as exim no longer asks any questions during installations, there is no
       real need to document it anymore
     - add link to Philip Hand's website as it contains many creative examples
     - document how to select the ftp protocol during mirror selection
     - document how to install from CD/DVD only (and not use a network mirror)
   * Update base/standard system and task sizes.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Document debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated.
   [ Wouter Verhelst ]
   * Update mac68k installation after notes from Finn Thain, upstream mac68k
     kernel hacker.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Replace entity in example-preseed.txt file. Thanks to Geert Stappers for
     spotting the error. Closes: #413257.
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