[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again
pronoein at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 05:18:37 UTC 2010
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Oh, this function is very interesting. If it were coupled with a
function to get synonyms and metonyms (ie, equidae, mount) as a proposal
to enlarge or explore a concept, then a semantic map would be created to
navigate Commons in all languages.
Maybe context-related or frequently-associated keywords would be useful too.
On 23/06/2010 05:51, John Doe wrote:
> 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.
>> 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
>>>>> without internet are likelier than not to be non-English speakers I
>>>>> 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
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