mailing list lingua franca was Re: [Scribus] plug - ins....

PLinnell mrdocs
Mon Apr 11 16:53:09 CEST 2005

On Monday 11 April 2005 16:04, Carol Kankelborg wrote:
> Thomas R. Koll wrote:
> > Hi Normann,
> >
> > Though maybe 10% onlist will understand your German, please use
> > English instead of German.
> No one has responded to this, so I feel I must. Is this a change in
> policy on the list?
> In my few years subscribed to this list I have
> seen numerous posts in German and other non-english languages
> and have never seen a complaint about them. They are ignored
> by those who don't speak the language and answered by those
> who do. So I was surprised to see this reply.

No, there is no set policy, though it *is* preferable to send in 

The best is even English *and* another language if you are not a 
native English speaker and its imperfect or you have difficulty. 

Also, Franz, the original developer is indeed German and a decent 
portion of our user base are German speakers. We've had all German 
threads and i guess we'll have them again in the future.

Our team can speak or read the following:


No, I do not want the list to become a tower of babel, but helping 
folks and getting them sorted is rule # 1 IMO. 

The same goes for #scribus on IRC. Its mainly English, but French, 
German, Italian and even Russian can be seen. 

The international flavor of Scribus is one of the things I as an 
anglophone really like.. I guess our mindset is inclusive - a Good 
Thing TM IMO.


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