[Scribus] english at last?
Wed Dec 22 22:43:34 CET 2004
With all due respect, I don't think, these issues, regardless how interesting they might be, are to be discussed on _THIS_ mailing list. I've been trying to ignore the latest exchange of linquistic, historical, and geopolitical views, hoping that it would cease by itself, but this is going way to far from the common purpose of this this list: Scribus.... We all have different political and cultural backgrounds and views, and if we want this list to stay as exceptionally supportive and kind as it has been for the past two years, we have to restrain ourselves a little bit (I know how hard sometimes it is).
Regarding the primary cause of this excitement, which was switching the default language of this list from German to English: I'm sure, many of us didn't realise, that it can be such a major problem to anybody to have a few messages in German, nor did anybody mention his discomfort on the list or in the bug tracker.
Please notice, that Franz and Craig reacted within a few hours after having been pointed to this issue http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1412 and that Scribus team has always been very supportive regarding the internationalisation of Scribus.
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 12:19:17 -0800
<bart at solozone.com> wrote:
> Gregory Pittman is right. English may be the current lingua franca but that may not last. The New York 'Times' reported lately that folks in Southeast Asia especially, Indonesia and Singapore, are learning Mandarin Chinese so they can send their children to school in China. It seems the current security mania is keeping students and research workers out of the USA so they are turning to the new power house for their education.
> France and Germany are also said to be benefitting (as are Canada --including Quebec!-- Australia, the U K and N Z). This will all have enormous effect on the current US dominance in research and its ability to set an example in scholarship and idea and practices -- including computer practices.
> China has its own internet we hear and may soon go into outer space. They are said to want a permanent base on the moon. At current rates of growth, China will equal the USA in 2040 which is NOT a long time as time is counted by serious historians.
> Bart Alberti
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