[vlc-devel] Manx Translation

jpd jpd at videolan.org
Wed Jun 3 10:04:56 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:34:54AM +0200, R??mi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> I seriously suspect that the binary packages (ours and those of our
> downstreams) are getting cluttered with really irrelevant languages (and/or
> way incomplete translations). In VLC 0.9.9, we already have 13 megabytes
> worth of decompressed MO files, about half of the complete VLC disk space.
> Specifically, Manx is spoken by under 2000 people world-wide, most of them
> not even natively.

I only see an argument against packaging all languages in the default
distribution. Moving away from that means either ditching various
contributors' work or, perhaps, some way to pack languages separately.
But various userbases don't like that very much.

I would actually much prefer to pack all languages in the distribution,
providing a way to not install every language when only one or a few are
selected for installation -- much the way apple does it. Language files
tend to compress really well so I don't see much of a problem there. And
if downstreams want to omit languages, that's their issue.

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