Avoiding Problems by Avoiding Decisions

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon May 17 23:48:16 BST 2004

On Monday 17 May 2004 20:15, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On May 17, 2004 02:55 pm, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> > I propose we either allow duplicates or make a list based upon
> > geography, somehow dividing Europe, Asia and Africa into the
> > following categories:
> >
> > Europe: Nordic, Baltic, Western(Atlantic?), Central, Middeteranian
> > and Eastern Asia: Middle-east, Central, East
> > Africa: North, Central, West and Southern
> Man, why do we do this on geogrpahy at all?
> It is all so politically charged, why aren't the countries of the
> contenints not all grouped in alphabetical order under continent?
> You would have 6 root level continents, then each continent would
> have sub menus A-E, F-J, K-O, O-T, U-Z with their respective
> countries.
> Is it because it is too hard to do i18n on?

If the names are written in their native language (and thus their native 
alphabet), as some people suggest, then an alphabetical classification 
is obviously impossible.

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