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Re: [PATCH] Re-localise conflict prompt

From: Mattias Engdegård <mattiase_at_bredband.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:33:34 +0200

12 apr 2013 kl. 19.52 skrev Daniel Shahaf:

> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 07:44:23PM +0200, Mattias Engdeg?rd wrote:
>> This is about a user being asked a question in her native language
>> and
>> given a set of answers labelled in that language. Why force her to
>> reply in a code dissonant to those answers?
> Because the user should be able to answer the prompt when it's in a
> different
> language?

Thanks for the explanation; in that case, we really seem to have quite
different views.

If I find myself facing software localised for Japan, I do not expect
to be able to interact with it at all, nor would I expect the
translators to have made any concessions for the benefit of foreigners
if doing so would worsen the user experience for the Japanese ever so
slightly --- in particular when I can easily switch to a translation
that I do understand.

I'm obviously in the minority here then, but are you representing your
users? I would be interested in hearing what the other translators
have to say, but clearly they do not subscribe to this high-volume list.

To make progress, I'll prepare another patch that avoids this
particular point of disagreement.
Received on 2013-04-12 20:34:09 CEST

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