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Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonks

by naChoZ (Curate)
on Jul 10, 2003 at 12:16 UTC ( #272949=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Non-English posts on Perlmonks

This was discussed a bit a little while back. The thing that makes it relevent is that they aren't posting new things in a different language, they're working on translating some of the stuff that's already here.


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Re: Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonks
by Vennis (Pilgrim) on Jul 10, 2003 at 13:01 UTC
    Well, translation sounds like a great idea.

    But a little intro about how and what it's about, how hard can that be.

    I really don't understand why people get so worked up about my post.

      In Belgium we have three official languages (Dutch, French, German) and altough no-one is required to know any of them it is pretty helpful to at least know something of the other languages.

      I can still remember the time when some people found that Dutch was a language only good for peasants and that upper-class people considered French the better language.

      If you never had to deal with such things you cannot begin to understand why people get very worked-up about language issues.

      I say: let the posters write in any language they choose and let the Monks answer in any language they can.

      Hey, we didn't get Unicode for nothing!


      "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

      I really don't understand why people get so worked up about my post.

      My grand-father emigrated from Mexico to America, and I remember many people, not imply you, who believed he shouldn't speak spanish in an english society, and who expressed this belief using many insulting and painful methods. This is one reason people may be getting worked up about your post. That said, since Perl Monks isn't an "english society", ie. people visit from around the world, post in other languages should be expected and, if the poster can't speak english then needed. A note at the end of the post saying "please translate" would be all I see as needed.

      "Pain is weakness leaving the body, I find myself in pain everyday" -me

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