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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Alexandre Garreau
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:15:49 +0200

Le mercredi 21 juillet 2021, 15:01:54 CEST Jean Louis a écrit :
> * Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor <help-gnu-> [2021-07-21 11:57]:
> > Well, they have resources to do that, and hire themselves and
> > each other to do the job for the right price. A lot is for
> > political reasons, also. But, obviously I don't know how
> > everything happens there, but of course the international
> > language is English there as well as everywhere else.
> What means international? Is it for all countries or just few
> countries?

several countries

the main point of what he says is not “international” but “the”.  maybe he 
mostly tries to say “vehicular”.

> Maybe interpretation is too narrow.
> ers
> Order the table by the number of first language speakers.
> Look at the number one language spoken in the world, which is which?
> Chinese. 1.12 billion speakers! It is definitely international
> language by definition.

“international” does not mean “big” but “among several nations” or 
“outside of only one nation”.  You may consider chinese international if 
you consider mandarin, cantonese, etc. to be different nations.

> Spanish is second language by first language speakers. It is
> international.
> Then comes English, Hindi, Portuguese.

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