[Translators-l] FDC Elections Banner Translations

Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder ssnyder at wikimedia.org
Mon May 4 03:18:13 UTC 2015

Yes, I read it.  Specifically, I read the "ideal" example in the original:

Reading these files requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader
<http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html>, a free

The equivalent with the new product would say something like "You can use
W3C's free editor/browser, Amaya <http://www.w3.org/Amaya/>, to create
HTML, SVG, and MathML documents".

The current suggestion of "Tell me more about Amaya
<http://www.w3.org/Amaya/>: W3C's free editor/browser that lets you create
HTML <http://www.w3.org/TR/html401>, SVG <http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/>, and
MathML <http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/> documents" is IMO a significant
divergence:  from a factually descriptive statement to an imperative verb,
for one thing (and despite the original tip saying not to tell people what
they should be doing).

By the way, your suggestion of "Tell me about Amaya", with the verb "Tell
me" included in the link, is also on their list of bad examples.  It
therefore sounds like you partly disagree with the current incarnation of
that tip, too.

Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 5:40 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> 2015-05-03 22:50 GMT+02:00 Whatamidoing (WMF)/Sherry Snyder <
> ssnyder at wikimedia.org>:
>> Also, the tip has diverged significantly from the original
>> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2001Sep/0007.html>, and I
>> think it has diverged for the worse.
> It has not diverged sensibly: did  you read the original post, which also
> gives very clear reasons that are still valid today (accessibility, content
> indexing for search engines...).
> It is now even better than this old post, not "worse".
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