Allow search through URL in different langs (should have been posted in bugs, oops!)

Registered by Alexandre Patenaude on 2009-08-11

When someone types a URL like "http://manpages.ubuntu.com/<command>", the Manpages Repository starts searching for a manpage for '<command>' command and displays it in English by default and for the lastest Ubuntu (development) version. As an example, at the time of this writing, going to "http://manpages.ubuntu.com/ls" would search for 'ls' command and display the best manpage found, which is "http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/karmic/en/man1/ls.1.html"

It might be a good idea to implement the ability to specify a in which language to display the result of the search. For example, "http://manpages.ubuntu.com/<lang>/<command>" would search for the best matching '<command>' manpage and display it in '<lang>'. Going to "http://manpages.ubuntu.com/fr/ls" would search for the best matching 'ls' manpage and display it in French ("http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/karmic/fr/man1/ls.1.html").

The purpose of this is to prevent future broken links and to have links that redirects to always lastest updated manpages. For example, in a French forum, if someone wants to link to the 'ls' manpage, he has to copy a hard link to a specific Ubuntu version. What will happen when this Ubuntu version gets EOL ? Or if a new version of the manpage gets clearer ? I think it would be great to add the ability to directly search a manpage in a specific language.

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