[duxhelp] Re: Default Templates

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:35:05 -0400

Michael,

I was glad to hear Oleg second your suggestion.  It's a bit trickier than
you might at first imagine.  (Everything about MSI installers is trickier
than one might at first imagine, in my opinion.)  So it's good to have some
independent verification of the value of this.

As you know, when our MSI installer is run in Administrative mode, we
present some of the same screens that are presented to the end user, and
preserve the values that you set as an administrator.  This is intended
primarily to make it easy for you to help the end user get the license text
entered successfully.  Should we do the same thing for a default template
prompt?  That is, should we present that screen during Administrative setup
and preserve the selection with the network installation image?

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 1:54 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Default Templates

My vote would be to have an override in the custom install for any automated
action.

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> -----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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