Bug#439047: [INTL:bg] Bulgarian translation for hex-a-hop

Jens Seidel jensseidel at users.sf.net
Tue Sep 4 09:44:25 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 12:06:13PM +0300, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> -=| Jens Seidel, 28.08.2007 23:42 |=-
> > Grml ... I failed to view the manpage translation and think Bulgarian is
> > currently not supported :-(
> I have similar fears.
> > Any idea? My advice is to read the source via vim $(man -w -L bg hex-a-hop) :-)
> Nice tip :)
> Funny, but I have no experience with Bulgarian man pages :)
> I guess they need to be encoded in something other than utf-8. I checked
> the German man page and it seems to be in Latin1. Russian on the other
> hand is in koi8-r. The "standard" 8-bit encoding for Bulgarian is CP1251
> and this is listed in /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED but re-coding the man
> page in that gives no useful results - the text is interpreted as latin1
> (garbled).
> I hope I'll find some time to play with man and see how it does it for
> Russian and what can be done to add Bulgarian support.

Please compare with
Colin seems to have support for Bulgarian (in a development snapshot?).

Don't worry about your work. It will be used later and currently it's
an excellent test code (the only one in Debian :-)) for man-db.

PS: Doesn't Bulgarian have a 7 (or 8) bit transliteration? Would it be
possible to rewrite ѝ with i or i`, ...? Just contact Colin for more
details (I did not file a bug as promised as Colin has it already partly

I will move the Bulgarian and Vietnamese manpages into *.UTF-8/ with the
next upload.


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