[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

John Doe phoenixoverride at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 03:51:23 UTC 2010

the basic translation matrix is in place, here is how you say horse in as
many languages as you can:


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 7:56 PM, John Doe <phoenixoverride at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since I'm a fairly active programmer, I have some code sitting around. If I
> can get some support on commons with regards to templates (something that
> gives me nightmares) I could probably get a translation matrix program up
> and running within 24-48 hours. I would just need to figure out a good
> method for tracking what needs translated, what has been machine translated
> and needs review, and what has already been translated.
> John
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >> If we consider
>> >> that current English native speakers mostly already have internet and
>> those
>> >> without internet are likelier than not to be non-English speakers I
>> would
>> >> be
>> >> careful to advocate the unilateral use of English.
>> >
>> >
>> > As would I, though I don't think you mean what you said.
>> Why not? To me, it means that we're widening the digital divide by
>> making it so that people who don't have the internet would have little
>> use for it anyways if it's all written in a language they don't
>> understand.
>> m.
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