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Re: Why emacs have not native language menu

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Why emacs have not native language menu
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:41:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:


>> Why emacs only have English menu?
> Because Emacs is a much more complex program, and therefore adding
> localization support to it is a much harder job.  And because no one
> volunteered to do that job.

Another cause is that emacs has a precise terminology. To blur it would
be a source of confusion.

Also, emacs has a gazillion extension packages developed mostly by one
author each and those won't be localized anyway. IMHO a program that
uses one language and the same terminology everywhere is much better
than a mixture of (possibly bad) localizations and original content.

And finally I think there's no real demand for localizations. The
average emacs user is a techie, a programer or maybe an author -- at
least somebody who needs to edit huge amounts of text (no, not M$
Word). Gretchen Müller won't fetch her mail with Gnus anyway, even
though it was localized.

Just my 2 cents...

A child of five could understand this! Fetch me a child of five!

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