[Scribus] Insert a symbol char (also language comment)

Peter Barnes scribus
Fri Apr 28 09:48:32 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gregory Pittman" <gpittman at iglou.com>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Insert a symbol char
> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:48:41 -0400
> Craig Bradney wrote:
> > Once again, replying in French is fine. We have decided and 
> > reiterated the answer that we will not split up the mailing list 
> > and we want to keep all answers here, in whatever language.
> >
> > Basically he says  search and replace euros by ? works fine if 
> > you choose the font with the ? symbol.
> >
> That having been said, many of us are happy with dual language posts,
> with at least the gist of the conversation in English as an addendum
> (just like you've done, Craig).
> Greg

I agree with Greg and strongly urge that the mailing list encourages at least "the gist of the conversation in English" for each posting. Otherwise some posts, both current and archived, are going to be inaccessible to the majority of people - which would be a great waste of a useful resource.

Also, Craig says French is acceptable. But if all other languages are acceptable too, the mailing list could become chaotic in the future - especially if there is no "gist of the conversation in English".

In general, I love the variety of languages, and I mean no disrespect to those who prefer their own language to English, but communication and accessibility surely come first on a technical Internet mailing list?


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