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I managed to install the software in Romanian. After selecting the primary
features in the installer, I went to the user interface language /
dictionary tree. A list of languages appears. The Romanian names for most of
those languages are incorrect, and a native speaker immediately finds them
repulsive and foreign. It's as if they have been translated with some
automated translation software, 15 years ago, when automated translation was
still in its infancy.

The following language names are translated by me, from the broken Romanian
used in these sub-trees into English. Have you ever heard of the
"Portugalian" language? Is there such thing as an "African" language?
There's a "Belarus" language, and immediately under it there's a
"Belarusian" language. Then, in the Dictionary sub-tree there are two
Romanian languages, and the description of the second reads as if it
describes the English language dictionary.

At this point, I simply exited the installer. Such confusing translation
mistakes could have led me to install unwanted or unknown features.

Besides, how can you trust someone to translate English into Romanian, when
he isn't familiar with the English past tense, among other glaring mistakes?

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