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Re: [tise-devel] tise 1.90alpha
Ps the other very confusing thing about using the "dzongkha" keyboard in
conjnction with tise is that tise is for wyle input and so it was
bewildering - apart form political considerations - to have it associated
with a keyboard that was not wylie input. I think circdulating tise with a
"ewts" keyboard is the accurate thing to do, and also avoids any political
contamination with bhutan or with china.
From: Christopher Fynn [mailto:cfynn@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 5:40 AM
To: David Germano
Cc: 'Gregory Mokhin'; 'Peter Hauer'; tise-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: tise 1.90alpha
David Germano wrote:
> Hi Gregory,
> I installed it and briefly used it. It seems to work well. Of course
> someone we need to get someone to use it in actual work to see if
> there are underlying glitches. But at first try it seemed quite nice.
> I"ll start to use it for what work I do, but once you send it to the
> list, we can have Tibetans use it - they will quickly find any problems
(they always do).
> One thing I'm curious about - why do you need Chris's keyboard to run it?
> I'm curious about the technical reason. More importantly, this does
> raise some problems. In China advocating the use of a "dzongkha"
> keyboard raises warning flags, and beyond the political issue,
> tibetans aren't too happy about using something with a bhutanese name
> for their own language. I know this is incredibly petty, but they are
> real issues. Is there some way around this?
> Thanks agin for your work - its very encouraging
Just as "Dzongkha" raises hackles in PR China, Bhutan does not like to be
conflated with or subsumed under "Tibet".
The only way I can see round this is to have separate Bhutanese & PR China
versions - or an opportunity to choose country on install
Part of the reason there is a "Dzongkha" keyboard and no "Tibetan" one is
that no one has ever defined a basic (xkb) keyboard map in Linux for PR
China. It is really up to someone in Tibet / China to do this since it
wouldn't be right for anyone from outside to do this.