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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Thibaut Verron
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:28:14 +0200

Le lun. 19 juil. 2021 à 04:00, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> a écrit :
> Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> > Doing the UI only is not useful. The UI and the help would
> > be tremendously useful.
> Anglo-American beat French to world dominance, accept it.
> It happened everywhere, including diplomacy,

Don't diplomats have interprets?

> but in particular
> it happened in the world of computers. Where we happen to be
> right now. There is no miniature world of computers where
> everyone speaks French or any other language who badly needs
> translations, drop it.

You've clearly never been to France. :) More seriously, a lot of
people in China and Japan, including in the software industry, do not
speak English. Translations would be very useful for them.

And all over the world, a lot of students who do not feel confident
with English treat the lack of available translations as a significant
hurdle, or even a barrier. That's true for a lot of things, from
scientific literature to, yes, software documentation.

Your replies in this thread strike me as unusually hostile. Why is it
such a big problem that some want to translate the emacs help and

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