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Re: Multi-language to be or not to be

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tino Wildenhain <tino(at)wildenhain(dot)de>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Adrian Maier <adrian(dot)maier(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Multi-language to be or not to be
Date: 2007-02-14 08:23:19
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Josh Berkus wrote:

> P.S.  Josh D, you are absolutely wrong about our language composition.   The 
> majority of our community speaks a first language other than English, and at 
> least half of the non-English speakers aren't fluent in English.  There are 
> large communities in Brazil, Spanish-speaking South America, Italy and 
> Germany -- as well as Japan -- which you aren't aware of because they don't 
> join the English-speaking MLs for obvious reasons.  When I used to answer 
> webmaster@, for example, I got *more* questions in Portuguese than in 
> English.
> 

That certainly isn't the case now - the vast majority of webmaster@
emails are in English - perhaps that indicates that the regional sites
are more widely used these days.

I do agree with what you are saying though.

Regards, Dave.

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