Re: Preview of the i18n and l10n paper for Debcon6
On 4/3/06, MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Christian Perrier <email@example.com>
> > I think that starting this debate is not the point. Most people in the
> > Debian i18n community know Javier and myself and they perfectly know
> > we do not push for English as the universal language: we just live
> > with that fact, just like Debian does.
> What fact? By most definitions of "universal", English is not the
> universal language. It is just debian's current working language.
> Please don't exaggerate that.
I am sure Christian ment somethign along the lines of:
Javier and myself and they perfectly know
we do not push for English as the universal language: we just live
with the fact that is mostly used in international context, just like
> > Free software development is about being pragmatic....
> Indeed, and pragmatic does not say "follow the sheep". If it
I think you're overreacting, knowing Christian he is the person I
would least expect to push English in front of some other language.
> Most people will find Esperanto far faster to learn than English
> and there are plentiful resources online like www.lernu.net
I looked over that link but I couldn't find Romanian -> Esperanto;
also true for a few other hundered languages spoken on Earth, so,
although Esperanto might be a neutral language is not yet that well
know world wide to replace English as a frequenlty used language in
conversations between speakers of different origins.
Again, please do not overreact, we don't need politics nor bureaucracy.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein