[PD] [FM Discuss] Portuguese translation of the PD manual

Bernardo Barros bernardobarros2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 21:31:06 CEST 2010

yeah. ok :-) My point was based that we (free software guys) have
limited resources. And we (Portuguese speaking free software guys)
have a bit less. Is it nice to have lots of translations? Yes. But
what is the cost?  And this happens a lot with other free software
projects, and with the Wikipedia too. Do we really need two massive
Wikipedias one for each side?

2010/8/12 Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>:
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Bernardo Barros wrote:
>> Sometimes it's just one letter (with the new orography rules this is
>> not a problem anymore),
> But do people actually use the new rules ?
> The 1990 French reform is essentially ignored where I live... people don't
> seem to care much.
>> And for literary works, come on, one just can't rewrite Saramago to
>> Brazilian Portuguese or Guimarães Rosa to European Portuguese. :-)
> But, on a different register, François Pérusse has been rerecorded in
> European French, Caméra Café has been completely reshot in Québécois French,
> and american animé such as Simpsons and Flintstones have completely
> different European French and Québécois French dubs.
> So, which analogy is better ? :)
> One has to remember that pd documentation has a certain style that makes it
> mostly protected from lots of regionalisms yet makes it sensitive to some
> other regionalisms, and it's in a way that is more like scientific and
> technical writing in general, than like poetry, prose, or comedy. So, it's
> important to justify some comparisons...
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