[haiku-development] Re: Partition name localization in Bootman

  • From: Michael Pfeiffer <michael.w.pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:45:55 +0100

Am 16.03.2010 um 13:27 schrieb Ingo Weinhold:

> On 2010-03-15 at 23:13:25 [+0100], PulkoMandy <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> So, the best solution I see is :
>>>>> * Adding a note in hta/catkeys to tell the translators to keep
>>>>> using codepage 437 there
>>> This will simply not work for many languages.
>> If it doesn't, then leave the english wording and live with it. This
>> should not prevent localizing the label for languages where it can be
>> done. I know it creates some distinction between latin-script and others,
>> which I'd like to avoid whenever possible, but in this case it is an
>> hardware limitation. Unless someone is willing to create a vesa-aware
>> bootloader that can render utf8...
> That would require the boot manager to also contain the fonts for rendering 
> the text. That would probably turn out to be a space problem. A possible 
> alternative could be to let the preflet pre-render the text. Without 
> antialiasing that would only take a bit per pixel and could thus be doable.

Someone should create a ticket for that, if it is a desired feature.

- Michael

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