[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: Bug#358003: ITP: ttf-dzongkha -- TrueType
fonts for Dzongkha language
bubulle at debian.org
Tue Mar 21 06:08:02 UTC 2006
Quoting Drew Parsons (dparsons at debian.org):
> > Package: wnpp
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Owner: Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>
> > This package includes fonts that are suitable for the display of the Dzongkha
> > language.
> May I suggest for rare languages like this that you also mention in the
> description where the language comes from? (Bhutan in this case, isn't
Well, I have one very little argument against doing so: why do it for
Dzongkha and why not do it for, say, French...:-)
I guess you may see the point: I don't want at all that Debian may
seem too condescendant towards Bhutan and/or Dzongkha native speakers
by feeling it's needed to explain what their language is while we
don't feel that need for other languages.
One may feel that's political overcorrectness, but experience shows
that respecting peoples feelings about their culture or language is
one of the key points for success in i18n.
On the other hand, it is pretty much obvious that most of the Debian
contributors and users don't actually know where Dzongkha is spoken
(yes, this is the national language of Bhutan).
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