[duxhelp] Re: Default Templates

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:17:42 -0400

Christian,

Even Quebec is tricky, because it is not a separate country from Canada, so
I'm not sure that we can distiguish installations within the province based
on Windows locale alone.  However, after my first message, I did think of
something that we can do about this.  It will be possible to select a
default template based upon locale and language too.  Thus, we can have two
rules:

1. When Country Code is 1 (US/Canada) and the system language is French, we
can select a French template.
2. When Country Code is 1, for all other system languages, we can select an
English template.

(Further rules may evolve, of course.)

But there remains a question whether the "Francais 2006" template is the
appropriate default for Quebec.  We have at least one beta tester in Quebec;
he has requested that we add a template spefically for Quebecois.  I believe
that he means for the older translation rules.  I'm not sure what this
suggests -- perhaps that the adoption of the unifié code is expected more
slowly in Quebec.  I do hope that we get some better understanding of this
by the time your work on the new template is wrapped up.

Best Regards,

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Christian Coudert
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:45 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Default Templates

Peter:

OK for a template based on the locale.

The French template could be named "Francais 2006". We thought of "Français
unifié 2006" but accented letters are not well tolerated by the software.
Your suggestion for "Francais unifie 2006" is not very satisfactory for
users who work with synthzsizers ("unifie" has a different meaning from
"unifié").
The best solution is probably "Francais 2006".

This template should be the default one for France and Quebec. It cannot be
the case for Belgium and Switzerland where they use two languages.

Christian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:18 PM
Subject: [duxhelp] Default Templates


Beta Testers,

We've heard from a number of sources that we should do a better job choosing
the default template at installation time.  We should make a selection that
is informed by the user's locale, rather than just assuming that everybody
will want to translate braille as we do here in North America.

This makes sense to me, so I'm prepared to do this for this release.  (For
the record, this improvement is currently filed with reference number 1638.)

I think it best to do this based on the locale, and not the interface
language in which Windows is running.  If you have a different opinion,
please let me know right away.

We are probably only able to support a unique choice on a country-by-country
basis.  In fact, we aren't necessarily able to do that.  The simplest thing
to do is to use the International Telephone Country Code.  The United
States, Canada, and even some Carribean locations are all considered to be
the same location in this scheme.  Fortunately, the braille rules in the US
and Canada are the same, so one template should do well for both countries.

So, please let me know, either by sending be a message directly or by
responding to the group, what should be the default template for users in
your country?  And should that same template be used for other nations as
well?

- Peter


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