[Translators-l] Ready for early translation: Tech News #05 (2017)

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jan 27 23:57:44 UTC 2017

The Tech News is intended to tech-capable users, yes, but they are acting
as relays/ambassads to explain to other people, and they will create
presentation documents and have a didactiv activity.
Being able to speak a common language but understandardable one for
everyone is a must for these news that in fract don't enter in lot of
tricky details (and that are in fact read by more people than what you
think, even if they are not developers). Anyway even if you speak English
on this list not everyone on Meta speak it (otherwise these news would not
need to be transalted at all !)

And tech developers are not necessarily the best to speak about how to spek
non technical English that are more related here to the organization itself
(when we speak about the "Board"). Don't be elitist: these news are
intended to be read by the world, including those not reading English. For
that reason we should avoid "jargon" as much as possible (and even many
technical terms have transaltions in MediaWiki because it is also intended
to be used by non-English communities, where English is also undesirable
and very unlikey to be understood correctly: we are in the area of
usability of the software).

So no, I don't support you too limited POV.

2017-01-27 23:39 GMT+01:00 Johan Jönsson <jjonsson at wikimedia.org>:

> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:22 PM, mathieu stumpf guntz
> <psychoslave at culture-libre.org> wrote:
> > Thank you Johan for the notification.
> >
> > By the way, should we make
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/For_contributors translatable?
> I ask myself that for every page I work on on Meta, but unfortunately,
> if you don't understand that page in English, contributing to Tech
> News will be difficult. Phabricator is in English, Wikimedia technical
> development is in English, the newsletter is in English, it's
> translated from English. Unlike most pages on Meta and MediaWiki.org,
> I don't think the instructions for contributors to Tech News has an
> audience that doesn't speak English.
> //Johan Jönsson
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