[Scribus] a list in French

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri Nov 4 01:41:21 CET 2005

Gregory Pittman schrieb:
> Louis Desjardins wrote:
>>2 things.
>>1. I am taking good note of PLinnel's post on this issue.
>>Personnaly I am ok with this, post in both languages, if you can. I 
>>understand that it should not prevent someone to post any question just 
>>because he/she can't post in English. I'd prefer to post the answer in 
>>French and then translate both the question and the answer back to 
>>English, as courtesy to the list and if it is relevant in anyway. So, 
>>one list. I agree 100%.
>>2. Many users/posters on this list have a fair knowledge of XPress... no 
>>worries! (Further down, a bit more comments, for our French friends.)
>>* * *
> More or less, I tend to agree with Louis -- why have a disincentive for 
> people to post (or make posting laborious)?
> But one thing that occurs to me that perhaps Franz could help with, is 
> to add to the monthly message from the list server something about this 
> issue.
> Example for discussion purposes:
> "The primary language of Scribus list is English, and in general this is 
> the language which will most easily allow your post to be understood by 
> the entire Scribus team as well as most list members.  The best answer 
> for your question/problem is likely to be a composite of several answers 
> from different members.
> This having been said, if you have difficulty with English, feel free to 
> post in your primary language (plus English if possible), since as a 
> group the Scribus team and users are quite multilingual, and can help 
> with the translation as needed."
> Greg

I strongly agree with Greg. Such a hint (also multilingual?) would make 
clear what is best to get as much help as possible, but it wouldn't 
disencourage people who feel uncertain in English. Actually, I can't 
remember any problem that had to remain unsolved due to translation 


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