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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:56:26 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.7+183 (3d24855) (2021-05-28)

* Christopher Dimech <> [2021-07-21 11:29]:
> > > 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.
> This would not solve the problem of doing real work.  Nobody
> would care about that piece of software if not written in english.

To contrary I think many would have benefits with software written in
their language.

> I wonder how we never got any programming languages not in the
> english language.

Here are some references in the list:

>  Because all those people were either living in the United States or
> the United Kingdom.

Because the computer science is based in English countries.

> Could be that the French are still in denial in accepting such fact.
> They were the original developers and authors of computing
> technology.

French based programming languages are: Logo, RoboMind, Catrobat,
AppleScript, ALGOL 68, GOTO++, Linotte, LSE, BASICOIS, SPIP, 4th
Dimension, so that is all from the above reference.

I find the idea of translating programming language very

And not that I find it hard to implement:

- I would use any programming language as the starting language;

- Any description defined would be defined in chunks so that automated
  programming works better. For example names of variables would not
  be names, rathre pointers to ID of the variable which then has
  entries for each programming language; same for functions and other

- Then one would generate the language in the starting language;

- If translated it would be generated in the other language.

- I would demand more literate function naming;

Translation would speed up computer level knowledge in many other countries.


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