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Re: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:36:32 +0900

> On Oct 19, 2021, at 9:22, Gavin Smith <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 08:12:28AM +0900, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>> Also, with translators trying to work on texinfo documents, it is actually a 
>> problem to have such strings pop-up in sentences. And it is not practical to 
>> have catalogs of translations of "see" that include the translation in the 
>> proper position (for ex. in Japanese the equivalent should be after the 
>> reference, not before it).
> Excellent point.  I've sometimes wondered if Info files should have a
> document language declaration.  The "see" string would be inappropriate
> if the language was something other than English.

Honestly, I wonder if the "see" could not be simply replaced by just an arrow, 
or some other sign that does not require localization (in the context of 
technical manuals). Or even, put that "see" as a preference string for the 
output that the developer can replace with any string.

And, yes, please, document language declaration is way overdue :-)

Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune

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