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Re: It is not easy to tell people about freedom

From: Akira Urushibata
Subject: Re: It is not easy to tell people about freedom
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2020 07:49:00 +0900 (added by address@hidden)

> Interesting story.

Thank you.

> Does the current translation of show anywhere
> inconsistencies in that context?


The current Japanese translations of GNU documents uses "jiyuu"
throughout.  The changes were made when Mr. Yutaka Niibe (widely known
as "gNiibe") took over as maintainer.

Sadly, the damage has been done.  The change came too late.  People
who say "jiyuu sofutouea" is a small minority.  It his hard to change
this for the Japanese in general do not like to break with the status

I have once heard that it sounds like a statement of affiliation to
gNiibe and his sect, whose members are reputed to be strongly
principled.  Free software supporters generally respect gNiibe, but
they may not want to be seen as too close to him.  Japan needs at
least one other promoter for "jiyuu" to catch on.

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