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To: Brandon Craig Rhodes <brandon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Christian Knoke <chrisk@xxxxxxxx>, Freeciv I18n <freeciv-i18n@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [freeciv-i18n] Re: Manual translation and updates
From: Paul Zastoupil <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:23:28 -0800

On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:38:28AM -0500, Brandon Craig Rhodes wrote:
> Christian Knoke <chrisk@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Currently i make a diff between the old and new english version and
> > try to figure out what has changed.
> If its members would find it useful, I would be happy to mail updates
> to the I18n mailing list whenever the text of one of the main manuals
> changes.  Or at least, whenever *I* change it. :-)
> > It looks as the html files for the var. graphics differ only in 
> > the height and width attributes for some images.
> These attributes have never been strictly necessary, but are still, I
> believe, strongly recommended - they allow your web browser to go
> ahead and format the page before any of the images load, because the
> tags let them know their size beforehand.  For users over slower
> connections, omitting these will (depending on their browser) either
> not render each part of the document at all until its images are
> loaded, or will require the browser to constantly reformat the
> document as each image is loaded and room must be made for it.
> > I don't know, though, whether cvs can set up these symbolic links.
> Last I checked, CVS cannot handle symbolic links.  I encountered
> exactly these issues when designing the manual, and chose the
> different-source-for-different-tileset solution because (a) it
> provides more complete HTML, and (b) it is possible with CVS.  But I
> am open to other ideas if they were workable.

It would be possible with php to store the dimentions on a .spec type
file and insert those on the fly.

Then we'd have the best of both worlds (i.e. one set of text with any of
the tilesets).

Paul Zastoupil

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