Avoiding Problems by Avoiding Decisions

Andreas Pour pour at mieterra.com
Mon May 17 16:40:18 BST 2004


That's a good point, but one might do that by always showing a language in its
own language, in addition to the selected language.  For example, if you are
using an English desktop, German would appear as:

  German (Deutsch)

Indeed one might even get rid of "German" since everyone will know the name of
the language they want, in the language they want, and just display each
language in its own locale regardless of the selected locale.



Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> On Monday 17 May 2004 05:04, Don Sanders wrote:
> >
> > After reading Jason Keirstead's post and following his links I suggest
> > that in addition to this the flags should be removed as well.
> >
> > FWIW that is what GNOME and Red Hat have decided to do. I think the
> > flags are the cause of more insult/offense than the names and that it
> > makes sense to completely remove them.
> >
> I agree that doing that would remove the most offensive part of it, but
> unfortunatly the flags are there for a purpose:
> They help non-english speakers to find their own language from a default
> installation, and they help people like me if I accidentenly select a wierd
> language I can't decifer.
> Because of this I believe the flags should stay.

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