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Re: Why emacs have not native language menu


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Why emacs have not native language menu
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 22:35:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
>> From: Giorgos Keramidas <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:56:14 +0300
>> 
>> If you describe in an ISO 8859-7 Greek manual that
>> the following are equivalent:
>> 
>>     M-x find-file RET διαδρομή RET
>>     μενού: Αρχείο | Άνοιγμα ...
>> 
>> which are the localized versions, then it's not as easy to
>> remember that the `random' name `find-file' maps easily to the
>> Greek text for "Open..." :-(
>
> If those hypothetical Greek users understand and remember find-file
> _today_, when it is described in a purely English manual, they won't
> have a harder time when the explanations are in Greek.

But we are talking about extending the user base here.  We are talking
about those hypothetical Greek users whom English gives a headache.
Not those who have already learnt to survive.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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