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Re: German Debian

Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:


> Unfortunately, all of Debian. Translating technical texts from English
> to German is controversial at its best, and the Debian translators
> have taken my least favorite approach of eliminating all English,
> leading to barbarities like "SMTP-Sendezentrale" or
> "Sicherheitsgutachten". Debian's German translations feel to me (a
> native speaker of German) as babelfished from English.

The same goes for the french translations :( They're absolutely not
helping newbies and people who know better just revert to english - IME.

> I used to take a look at Debian's translations of my own package's
> Debconf templates, but nowadays I just treat them as just another
> language that I don't speak. This approach saves me a lot of grief.

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