[Scribus] a list in French
Fri Nov 4 04:38:12 CET 2005
>Gregory Pittman schrieb:
>> Louis Desjardins wrote:
>>>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
>> 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."
>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
Can we say we have a way to go? I think Greg's addition is *great*
and will give anyone the confidence to post, and that they will get
an answer they can understand. Like Peter puts it, it also keeps us
on target: make Scribus work and get known by as many people as
possible, and at the same time keeps us tightly together. The
multilingual hints is a way of welcoming people and make them feel at
home. I am with Christoph on this as well.
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