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Subject: [Debian Weekly News] Debian JP News 1999/8/10 - 1999/8/16
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 00:47:56 +0900
From: "Katsura S. Yoshio" <>


This is the recent news [8/10/1999 - 8/16/1999] from Debian JP
Project.  The prefix below such as debian-users, debian-devel,
debian-doc and jp-policy indicates debian-{users,devel,doc} and respectively.

I prepare working html repository copy on my ISP's.  The URL is the

This is not yet official one.  Soon the debian jp official web page
would be prepared.

The below is the w3-dumped one of the above page.

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 Debian JP Weekly 8/10/1999 - 8/16/1999

This is the recent news [8/10/1999 - 8/16/1999] from Debian JP Project. The
prefix below such as debian-users, debian-devel, debian-doc and jp-policy
indicates the ML on the respectively.
 * [jp-policy: 00010] Target of Debian JP Project
    -- Taketoshi Sano starts the discussion about the policy of the Debian
        JP project. He says that the "Social Contract of Debian JP" should
        be established for further development of the Debian JP project.
 * [debian-users:17385] Re: Wnn6 from TurboLinux 4 Package
    -- Hiromichi Kawachi posted the way to use Wnn6 on Debian. In Japan,
        TurboLinux is the leading Linux commercial distribution, and
        commercial applications tend to support only TurboLinux platform.
        In this mail, he describes the way to create Wnn6 deb package by
        using alien and by modifying the installation script in the
        original archive.
    href [debian-doc: 01176] DJDP translation table (Re: Packaging Manual
    -- Yoshizumi Endo posted the CVS repository of the translation
        dictionary for technical terms. We sometimes need to unify the
        Japanese words when we try to translate English matters.
 * [debian-users:17392] How to Contribute Debian JP Weekly News
    -- Katsura Yoshio posted the document called "How to contribute Debian
        JP Weekly News" in Japanese.
        Debian JP Weekly Web page:
        This is just the copy of my local machine to my ISP's. The's URL should be announced soon.
 * [debian-devel:10065] ITP: xjtext


JP Merge Operation (continued)

 * [debian-devel:10066] [PATCH] X-TrueType support
    -- Mutsumi Ishikawa posted a patch for X which enables the X-TrueType
        support on Debian. True Type font support is a serious interest for
        us, people using 2 byte character language. We have so many
        characters to develop a new font data from scratch, while various
        TrueType fonts for Japanese (and other 2 byte characters, maybe)
        have already been available both commercially and freely.
 * [debian-devel:10068] Kinput2 in Debian
    -- Kinput2 V3 is on Debian for now. Thanks! Kinput2 is kanji input
        server for X11.
 * [debian-devel:10033] Re: Depenency Bugs in Debian Packages (long)
    -- Fumitoshi UKAI posted the summary of Dependency BUGs in Debian
        packages related to Debian JP merge packages. He also posted some
        ++ manpages-ja(optional) depends on jgroff(extra) ... change
            manpages-ja dependency to extra would be better solution.
        ++ watanabe-vfont has been rejected by copyright problem but
            vflib2 still depends on it.
        ++ locale-ja extra -> optional
        ++ semi1.12, wemi1.12 is on incoming also available from
            deb ./
 * [debian-devel:10048] Re: sdic-gene95/edict
    -- Takao Kawamura put sdic/Perl5 on Incoming of If you
        can't wait, it will also be available from:

Thanks a lot for the below contribution from Debian JP project:
debian-doc news: Noriaki Matoi
proofread: NAKANO Takeo, NABETANI Hidenobu, Fumitoshi UKAI


Editor: Katsura S. Yoshio <>