Re: kconfig .po files in kernel tree? [Was: Documentation/HOWTO translatedinto Japanese]

From: Rene Herman
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 05:31:59 EST

On 06/11/2007 02:14 AM, Adrian Bunk wrote:

On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 01:59:00AM +0200, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

I agree. i18n efforts won't help one iota because people just have
to know English in order to participate in l-k development.
They should be able to read _and_ reply_ to lkml posts,
and read and understnd code _and_ comments_.

Kconfig is different since the target audience and the majority of users are not kernel developers.

Well, hardly. The percentages quoted vary wildly with the point someone is trying to make but "user users" are expected to just use whatever their distribution provided them with meaning the Kconfig target audience is developers and "power users". Enough of the latter around certainly but I have no indication whatsoever that a significant number of them is lost in the water without Kconfig translations either.

Internationalization is not very useful, has great potential to introduce even more chronically bit-rotting content and is finally counter-productive in maintaining a non-forking single community, at least in so far as it is today. One should spit on internationalization.

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