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Re: Re: Re: Translated PerlMonks FAQ

by Callum (Chaplain)
on Apr 19, 2004 at 17:16 UTC ( #346352=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Translated PerlMonks FAQ
in thread Translated PerlMonks FAQ

Its unlikely a newbie will find the appropriate user settings without having read the faq first. :-)

Definately true, but to qualify my original comment two things -- 1, the default will be correct for the majority of people who use the site, and acceptable to the majority of the rest; 2, non-native english speakers are going to look in one of two places to find info on language settings - the site FAQ and their user settings. It's not and ideal solution, but it's an idea.

So we would have alink to a page with only 8 translated links on it. If I were not a native english person and I clicked on the approparite links I would be pretty ticked to find less than 1/8th of the master document.

I think this is going to be a problem with most of the possible options, but it has the virtue of highlighting where there are gaps in the documentation, which may in turn attract volunteers to help with translations.

But as long as its a smattering of translations here and there it seems better to me to put links to individual translations as we otain them.

One final comment I'll make -- it's important to allow for the possibility of success; the library of documentation that is translated will grow over time, a dozen polyglotic documentation-junkies may join the site tomorrow; the option you go with ought to be one that works well with the ultimate goal of getting all the site docs translated into multiple languages.

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