[Scribus] a list in French

PLinnell mrdocs
Thu Nov 3 17:55:28 CET 2005

On Thursday 03 November 2005 12:07, Le Tigre wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I would like to know if it's possible, and also if it's good or
> not, to create a french mailing-list.
> I know a few contributors here that speak french: Louis first, but
> others (and there are also Cedric G?my and Yves Ceccone who seem to
> be the first french users of Scribus).
> I'm going to use Scribus for a professional purpose, and a big
> project: a french newspaper that we're creating, called "Le Tigre".
> It's an independant little weekly-magazine (see the pdf, which
> is... in french, there:
> http://journal-letigre.com/Le_Tigre_PresentationP.pdf).
> We are going to be 3 ou 4 people using Scribus more or less every
> day (see an example of 1 page made with Scribus there:
> http://journal-letigre.com/LeTigre2_3v1_3-Page11.jpeg) - and the
> fact is that speaking english is not our masterpoint. I allready
> made some questions on this list, but I realize it's not very
> useful and that it's hard for me to be clear. We are going to have
> many questions (and answers) about Scribus, and I was thinking a
> mailing-lsit (or forum) in French could be good, for making Scribus
> much known in french-speaking countries. But I don't know if it's
> bad to make a different list, that's why I'm asking...
> All your commentaries will be appreciate, and if the answer is yes,
> let me know your suggestions (what kind of list, etc.).
> Thank you
> Raphael


It is great to see you find Scribus suitable for your newspaper. I am 
confident the changes and additions in 1.3.x will make life easier 
and more productive for you in the future.

Some further thoughts and observations:

We developers take a lot of pride in the level and speed of our 
support for end users.  We want to provide clear, accurate and 
current info about Scribus. It is difficult to do more or divide our 
time any further. 

Having another forum to monitor or another website to watch just 
divides our attention more. Also, we follow a long list of other 
projects outside of Scribus too...

I'm not really excited about setting the precedent of one separate 
language. Once you have one separate language, why not another ? 
Soon, it becomes a tower of Babel of lists.. 

Actually four of the developers can understand French to a degree. 
Certainly enough to help folks. What we have reccommended before I 
think is still valid: Post in English as best you can, then if 
needed, add French below. I say English, however imperfect,  mostly 
out of courtesy to other folks on the list. We ask the same of German 
speakers too...

There are many knowledgable folks who here can read and reply in 
French - it has been done before and works. 

The speed of development means that this list is the best method for 
obtaining quick *and* accurate info. 

Also, do not forget that IRC is a good way to find help quickly too.
See: http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=irc

What Maciej and Ludi have done with the wiki in Polish and Br. 
Portuguese is a fabulous example of what can be done..


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