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On 14/12/14 06:35, Khaled Hosny wrote:

total disregard to things that are intrinsic to the quality of any textual
material, let alone localisation.

Look at it this way.

There are 10,000 strings to translate.
At current rates, a professional translator will charge between
US$20,000 and US$250,000, depending upon the target language.

Convert 10,000 strings in the source to sentence case.
LibO is available in 111 languages, dialects, or other localizations.

That would cost a minimum of US$2,220,000 just to ensure that the
already correctly translated text is still correctly translated, if The
Document Foundation was being billed for it.

I don't know if any l10n projects still hire, and pay professional
translators. I do know that without professional translators, at least a
dozen l10n projects would never have had their first release.


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