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Re: gettext with non-en source language

I thank everyone for the replies to this query.  I think the situation 
is that the source code language is not English - that is, the 
programmer community has various first languages and generally knows 
Esperanto to a sufficient standard, but not English.  I suspect this may 
be an increasingly likely situation as more Spanish-, Portuguese- and 
Chinese-speaking programmers enter our community, although it is 
currently not common.  English is a pig to learn well, even for the 

I am particularly thankful that I only saw one reply criticising the 
non-use of English ;-)

I will translate and relay the replies I received soon.

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