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Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries


From: Uwe Scholz
Subject: Re: Changing the language of gnus menu entries
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:13:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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 people are left with outdated docstrings in their language they count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?

Just to throw in some words, too: My wife uses Emacs often because she
creates LaTeX printouts for her physics classes. As she does only speak
some English, a localization of the "Preview" and the "LaTeX" menu would
be very helpful for her. Even the documentations of both packages are in
English. So I showed here the things she wanted to know and what I think
of are some nice to knows, but there may be even more. You know? :-D

The problem here is more or less related to AucTex and Preview and not
Emacs itself. But an effective infrastructure of Emacs could help here.

Basically, what I want to say is: If there would be the possibility to
localize at least the menus and the documentations, much more people
would use this great piece of software. :-)

But I guess, this is already known...

Ciao,
Uwe


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