[PD] new Pd Tutorial in English

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon May 16 16:49:12 CEST 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, João Pais wrote:

> ok. I don't live in Portugal for many years, but I think Portuguese are 
> more used to read in foreign languages (mainly english). Then you could 
> also tell them about pdpedia, so that anyone can help with that.

The English-language PdPedia's content is not even organised in any 
meaningful way, and is too scarce. Auto-importing comments from 
Miller-style help files tend to do this : the text can't stand being 
separated from the example patch. You can't get any translators started 
with that, unless they become writers instead.

In the end, though, making translations only in PdPedia will reinforce the 
notion that English is more convenient, as it would be the only language 
available directly as help files.

But if you put the translations back into help files, that's a damn lot of 
repetitive work. Who would want to do it ?

And if instead you retranslate help patches from scratch, then the 
translation might not be consistent with PdPedia's.

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