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Re: htmlxref.cnf vs. manual names with a dot

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: htmlxref.cnf vs. manual names with a dot
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 15:59:42 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 12:18:21PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> We’ve been using this naming scheme for several months now and this is
> the only issue we’ve had so far.  The standalone Info reader and Emacs
> are fine with the .LANG extension.

OK, good.

> In fact—but that’s another story—I’d like to suggest improvements so
> that the Info readers automatically open ‘dir.LANG’, when available,
> instead of just ‘dir’, where LANG is extracted from the current locale.

Manual translations may be substandard or out-of-date, so this is 
something that users should opt into, I think.  I believe it is already 
possible to access translations of manuals by changing INFOPATH, and no 
alteration of the info browser is needed.  For example a French version
of a manual could be installed under /usr/share/info/fr/guix.info and 
the English version as /usr/share/info/guix.info.  The user can set 
INFOPATH to /usr/share/info/fr:/usr/share/info to say they want the 
French version when possible.

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