Re: Kernel-Messages translation

Horst von Brand (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 13:02:16 -0400

Joe Fouche <> said:
> So, if someone is really interested in making a serious translation of
> the majority of the printk strings, they might proceed as follows:

> 1) Do the translation work, in whole or in part.
> 2) Build a hash table, or just use gperf, to go from English strings to
> the new ones.
> 3) Assemble a "kernel translation kit" which includes this hash and a program
> that will hunt down the relevant English printk()'s and translate them.

> This would make a nice-size downloadable add-on, far superior to a huge
> diff.

Some 600Kb for each language, that won't change much.

And you will then fix the bugs for which you get the messages in perfect

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