[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#298123: db2latex-xsl: Default language French?

Roland Stigge Roland Stigge <stigge@antcom.de>, 298123@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 05 Mar 2005 23:37:04 +0100


On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 11:52 +0100, Michael Wiedmann wrote:
> > I'm living in an en_GB.UTF-8 locale and am wondering why the default
> > language in the result seems to be French.
> It is questionable what the default language for a docBook XNML
> document should be. 
> E.g. I use "de_DE" as default locale but most of my Docbook documents
> are written in english. IMO one cannot deduce from the locale setting
> what language a document is written in. 
> IMO it is more than good practice to use a "lang" attribute for
> DocBook XML documents. Doing this will enbale db2latex to set the
> correct "babel" language.

Right. But the default case should be reasonable. Any reasonable setting
would be welcome. But for someone using an English locale writing German
documents, French is definitely wrong.

Thanks for considering.