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Re: Key bindings proposal

From: Stuart Hacking
Subject: Re: Key bindings proposal
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:16:07 +0100

On 5 August 2010 03:39, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:

> Yes.  But UI internationalization is a solved problem.

> Docstrings are a solved problem, by gettext.  Even translating them is
> a solved problem, there are several projects which will help, and it
> can be done incrementally.
> Ditto Info files and the like.

I wasn't aware of this, thanks for the reading suggestions. :)

> Yes, there is a big demand for localization.  Most Japanese and
> Chinese programmers speak English very poorly, and read it only with a
> fair amount of effort.  Even a surprisingly large number of Indians
> have some trouble with English.  If Uday Reddy is right that many
> users means many recruits, well, there are probably 50 million
> potential users Emacs could reach with better localization.

I'd say that makes it more than worthwhile.

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