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[OT] Translation issues (was: Re: None)

On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 02:18:02AM +0100, Farid Hajji wrote:
> So let's happily change $HOME to $HEIM, $SHELL to $SCHALE,
> $DISPLAY to $ANZEIGEGERAET (or should I use Umlauts?):

That english terms are used in such places is indeed problematic
because it makes it harder for people who don't understand english
well.  I have heard (german) people saying that ``if one does not
understand english well, one should not use computers anyway'', but I
don't think I can agree with that.  Unfortunatly, translating terms
like the above has even worse practical problems, otherwise I'd be all
for it.

>   s/emacs/emaks/g              # editor ma_k_ros

In Esperanto, it is usually called `Emakso'.


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