re: machine translations, debian odc in foreign langs..
Personally I think that rather than having the manuals autotranslated in
every conceivable language, we should rather work on _quality_ of the
Very recently I looked at the spanish installation manual. I am not a native
spanish speaker, my native language is german. While that translation surely
had no syntactic or grammatical errors, as far as I could tell, it did not
'sound spanish: in other words, I think someone whose mother tongue was
spanish would have worded it rather differently (no, I dont want to start a
war on european spanish vs. latinamerican spanish).