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Re: Bug#684883: [www.debian.org] French Ports page claims Debian is ported to all Linux architectures

Hi Christian,

On 2012-08-16 00:23, Christian PERRIER wrote:
Quoting Filipus Klutiero (chealer@gmail.com):

The Linux kernel has now been ported to a large, and growing, list
of architectures. Following close behind, we have ported the
Debian distribution to these architectures.
The French translation is:

Le noyau Linux est porté sur un nombre croissant d'architectures.
Et la distribution Debian est portée en conséquence vers toutes
ces architectures.
This is incorrect. While the English version may be ambiguous, it
does not claim that Debian is ported to all Linux architectures. It
means Debian is ported to *some* Linux architectures.
Both claim about the same thing. The French version is a little be
more affirmative (using "toutes") but that's mostly because the
original version is already ambiguous.
It's not a matter of how affirmative the statement is. The reality
is that Debian is ported to some Linux architectures, but not all.
The French version claims it is ported to all Linux architectures,
which is incorrect. The English version is ambiguous, the only thing
it says for sure is that Debian was ported to some Linux
architectures, which is not wrong.

*to these* architectures: it implies that Debian is ported to all
architectures the Linux kernel is ported to.

I'm not sure. The English version says Debian has been ported to the Linux architectures. I hesitate to say that this is equivalent to say that Debian has been ported to all Linux architectures. If so, "toutes ces" is redundant. If not, the translation is incorrect. In any case, the French version is wrong. If you think this issue comes from the source text, feel free to argue the English version is incorrect, fix it or simply disambiguate.

And I maintain that "Following close behind" *in that context* means
that the latter is the consequence of the former.

Do you have anything to support this meaning?

As you see, I can cut hair, too. I'm even very good at this.

Well, thank you, but my cut is fresh. Let's stick to our topic for now.

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