On Sat, 2003-09-27 at 14:28, Pekka Savola wrote:
says about Fedore Core:
Users: Early adopters, enthusiasts, developers
How big a percentage of the above-mentioned user group does not speak
Note that it's about being able to read/speak/write English, it has
nothing to do with "US" or not.
My personal belief is that most of the internationalization efforts are of
very low priority for that particular user group. There are more pressing
issues to handle (such as, making it possible to get external
contributions on packages etc. to Fedora, getting the infrastructure ready
all in all, etc.) first.
I think you're coming at this from the wrong direction.
In GNOME, we have a huge l10n effort and a lot of contributors from all
over the world: these people run GNOME in their native language whenever
Yes, developers speak English and yes, a lot of people in all countries
speak English nowadays. But when it's your second language,
internationalisation efforts are of utmost importance.
English people, Americans, Australians, etc. are a subset of linux
enthusiasts, not the whole.
Andrew Sobala <aes(a)gnome.org>