Re: machine translations, debian odc in foreign langs..
On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 09:48:33AM +0200, RIBNITZ Robert wrote:
> 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).
I contributed on that translation and also know the people that
translated it. Could you please clarify where did it not "sound spanish".
AFAIK it was translated by spanish speakers (albeit, spanish from spain :)