[Translators-l] [Wikitech-l] An update on localisation in MediaWiki

Siebrand Mazeland s.mazeland at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 1 01:06:14 UTC 2008

Hi Wegge.

Too bad you appear to be not willing to be more specific (my interpretation) and enter a dialogue. If you would come to *any* platform to address specific your concerns, I am certain that you would find that we are *very* open to any concerns.

As I already explained: i18n is for developers, L10n is for translators. If you choose to be a developer, why do you choose to translate!?

Repeating myself:
*Localisation or L10n - the process of adapting the software to be as familiar as possible to a specific locale
*Internationalisation or i18n - the process of ensuring that an application is capable of adapting to local requirements

Please acknowledge that I do not wish to depreciate your efforts in any way. On the contrary: I value *and* appreciate *any* contribution to MediaWiki localisation.

Kind regards,


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: wikitech-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org [mailto:wikitech-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] Namens Anders Wegge Jakobsen
Verzonden: dinsdag 1 januari 2008 1:55
Aan: Wikimedia developers
CC: 'MediaWiki internationalisation'; 'Wikimedia Translators'
Onderwerp: Re: [Wikitech-l] An update on localisation in MediaWiki


 Plain and simple NO!

 I'm a software developer, and I'm not going to confine myself to a web interface. I fully accept that this is where the bees knees are, so I'm not going to stand in the way of progress.

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