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Hi all,
On 01/12/2012 15:48, Florian Effenberger wrote:
Hi Olivier,

Olivier Hallot wrote on 2012-12-01 15:19:

If it should be english-only, then it is not the case currently.

Besides, I think this english-only stuff is equivocated, and hits a nail
in our manifesto.

Of course, it is up to the blogger to write or not in english, for
whatever reason.

I beg to review this assumption (I don't recall "english-only" was
brought to the BoD as an issue).

"ich kann da nur für mich sprechen, aber ich denke, dass die meisten
Leute, die unseren internationalen Planet lesen, diesen in englischer
Sprache erwarten. Wir haben extra einen portugiesischen Planet
eingerichtet, auf Bitten von Eliane."

So, now you see why I think the mixture of languages is no good idea -
the above was German on an English mailing list. :)

Here's the translation:
"I can only speak for myself, but I think that most people who read our
international planet expect it to be in English language. We have
specifically set up a Portuguese planet, asked for by Eliane."

Do you think a Planet that has a mixture of English, German, Portuguese,
Polish, Chinese, Japanese and Czech is helpful to anyone? I doubt it, I
think people won't read it at all. We've seen that when for the English
blog we posted one German note - people were rather upset. ;-)

But, since we are on the website mailing list, what do people think?
I am not vetoing, this was just my personal opinion, so if there's
positive feedback towards a multilanguagl Planet, why not?

Small feedback from my side about it. When we were on OOo, the NLC did
have a multilanguages planet. That was said as is, and nobody never
complained about it. We did have a lot of post on several languages.
The option we have currently is
- to post only in your language and choose to not be mirrored on the
- to post in English and be mirrored on the planet, but for sure be not
read in your language,
From what I've seen, only one person complained about my post in French
on the planet, but several people are able to read French or English and
are happy with my post but are not able to post comments in a different
language. The later, however, doesn't seems to be an issue.
My proposal is with several options:
1- we have a NL planet, appearing in every languages and it will show
the diversity of our community on a dedicated channel of communication,
but never mixed with the international or official channel,
2- we do not allow anything but English on the planet, but the planet
will reflect the English speaking community only
3- we dedicate a TDF planet for official communication, to make sure
it's not diluted in a planet in several languages and dedicate a planet
to whatever the language
4- we have a allmixed planet in whatever the language and level of

My preference goes to 3 and 4.

In conclusion, if you want an English only planet, please remove my
thread because I'll go on publishing in English and French when I feel
the needs :)

Kind regards

Sophie Gautier <>
Membership & Certification Committee Member - Co-founder
The Document Foundation

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