Re: Bugs in translations in native language?

On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 10:07:42AM +0200, Jorge González González wrote:
> El sáb, 06-06-2009 a las 10:01 +0200, Johannes Schmid escribió:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > > well, if the bug is related with translations, why would it be better
> > > to report it in English? for me it makes no sense. Just very few times
> > > some ones (Andre, Claude, ...) have joined a l10n Spanish bug. I don't
> > > see the point.
> > 
> > I wasn't really refering to translation bugs here but it still makes
> > life easier because the bugsquad will have a hard job for duplicates and
> > this kind of things when they have to know each an every native
> > language.
> > 
> > It will probably work for some few languages (say Spanish, Portuguese,
> > French and probably German) because there is big community of people who
> > can understand and translate bugs but I still don't think it would be
> > wise to encourage people to report bugs in their native language. It's
> > hard enough when people report bugs in English but use their native
> > translated user interface as reference (especially for language which
> > don't use a latin charset).
> If we are only referring to l10n bugs, still, I don't see the point to
> use English, besides if Marcel asked (Slovak, supposed to be a small
> team and community) I believe it's because he saw (or people told him)
> that it would be easier to fill bugs in Slovak.

Exactly. Also, some bugs sometimes requires some discussion about how to
translate the string in a question properly to our language. In such
case it looks realy strange if the discussion is in English. Also it can
be very hard to describe specific things of native language in
non-native language (English).

> Then, if the bug turns out to be not l10n but i18n or whatever else, I'm
> quite sure that we, as team coordinators, will happily translate the bug
> into English for the developers.



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