[Live-demo] Language Selection

Brian Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Mon Jan 31 15:38:50 PST 2011

Hello Live DVD List-

   I was reminded today about Languages, via a blog post on the Debian 
Planet feed.
The next version of Debian is close to final, and they are rounding up 
language translations.

   I propose that prominent, supported language packs on the Live DVD 
ought to be chosen
in response to real-world participation. If that were the case, using 
Debian as a model, I see

Very High / Highest Participation
      english, german, french, italian, spanish, portuguese, russian, 
swedish, czech, japanese

    Belorussian, catalan, lithuanian, malayalam, norwegian, romanian, 
slavak, vietnamese

Some Others
   Hindi, Thai, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Korean

of course, Debian is published in over 70 languages, and wikipedia now 
has articles on over 250 languages.
Very strong international support is a win-win for everyone, and, I 
think emphasis ought to be placed first, where
there are active members who have actual access to OSGeo tools.

   best regards from Berkeley, CA

Brian Hamln
OSGeo California Chapter
(415) 717-4462 cell

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