[luatex] Translating TeX (obviously a feature request).

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Sun Aug 1 13:32:27 CEST 2010

Am Sun, 01 Aug 2010 11:46:15 +0200 schrieb Paul Isambert:

> Since LuaTeX reaches down to TeX's most intimate parts (its bowels, of course),
> I was wondering whether there is any plan to give access to TeX's messages, e.g.
> error messages or box reporting, and modify them. My idea is that it may be
> interesting to have versions of TeX that speak any language, because those
> messages could be written as one wishes.

Well I can understand that this would be useful for users who don't
speak english well. But one should not forget that log-file and
terminal message are not only for the users. They are also used to
get help and support either by showing other people the log or by
googling the error messages. So it should be easy to get the
standard terminal messages, and I would suggest that a "foreign" log
should be additional so that you get the standard english log and
eg. log-fr or log-de.

Ulrike Fischer 

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