[Translators-l] Ready for early translation: Tech News bulletin #15 (2014)

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Mon Apr 7 16:10:20 UTC 2014

In fact only 14: exclude German and Korean whose only translations are
generic items recurring each week; and possibly Japanese as well that just
adds 2 effective items translated (in planned changes, bit none in
effective changes).

I wonder why German gets no translation since long; given the number of
German Wikimedians.

It's less surprising for Korean even if (South) Korea has excellent level
of Internet coverage since long (but also its older and popular cooperative
and social platforms, explaining why Wikimedia is not so successful there).
But may be most Koreans don't feel the need to translate English (because
many of them have excellent education levels and can easily read English;
but educated Koreans may have chosen another secondary language than only
English, such as Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish or Arabic and
would like to get translations from English to their primary Korean

Or may be there are specific difficulties for translating technical English
to Korean (we are speaking about tech news here, not general news, songs
and poems). It's rare to find technical documents written in Korean on the
Internet (much more than in Chinese or Japanese).

2014-04-07 14:50 GMT+02:00 Tomasz W. Kozlowski <tomasz at twkozlowski.net>:

> Vira Motorko wrote:
>  How many languages this week? =)
> Sixteen! :-)
>                 Tomasz
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