Suggestion: No more language packs for macOS as they are fundamentally broken
mikekaganski at hotmail.com
Thu May 21 10:56:40 UTC 2020
On 21.05.2020 13:35, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> * A build with a multitude of UI languages. Not all, but those with
> "good enough" coverage. This build would also contain all
> dictionaries (even for languages for which the UI is not included)
> * A number of other builds each with some geographic subset of the
> rest of the UI languages, plus English (and, perhaps French,
> Russian, and other languages that are commonly known as non-native
> languages in the geographic area in question). Also in these builds
> all dictionaries would be included.
> If somebody needs LibreOffice with UI in languages that are in separate
> builds, they would need to install two copies of LibreOffice.
I suggest not to do "geographic subset" builds. One build with
everything included would be the best option - e.g., maintenance-wise
(one single binary; no problem allowing parallel installations for the
last remark; etc.); and also UX-wise (the additional options add
complexity, requiring more documentation, more confusion, more options
to download -> how to choose, new user errors...).
I don't think that excluding *partially* some of language packs -
because "Also in these builds all dictionaries would be included" -
would save much space anyway.
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