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Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:51:03 +0300

> From: Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:30:11 +0200
> 
> I don't have a good feeling about that.  It's already lots of work to
> keep the English docstrings up to date.  And if some volunteers leave,
> people are left with outdated docstrings in their language they count
> on.
> 
> I'm not against localizing menus, but docstrings?  Most of programmers
> will understand English, and binding so much work, constantly, for very
> few users?  IMHO we should spend our time with other important tasks to
> improve user experience.

You are, in effect, saying that Emacs should not be localized.  If doc
strings, echo-area messages, and help-echo messages are not to be
localized, what's the value of having single-word menus localized?



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