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Re: translations to turkish language ready

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:44:55 +0200
To: Nilgün Belma Bugüner <nilgun@belgeler.gen.tr>, w3c-translators@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uhqa05bhsvvqwp@phoenix.local>

Hi Nilgün

I too, prefer when translations are worked on / endorsed by native  
speakers. But when volunteer translators provide us with translations in  
languages other than their native one, I can not refuse them. And when  
native speakers can have a look at the work produced and help improve the  
work, this is awesome.

In the process of the W3C volunteer translations we do not demand that  
they be perfect, because this is the scope of the W3C Authorized  
Translations. Of course, we hope that the translations that are in the  
Translations database are of good quality. Ignoring translations made by  
non-native speakers is not an option. We can not assume they are bad, not  
an option at all. By the same token, we should not assume translations  
made by native speakers are necessarily good.

The option is to discuss the work done, send comments and suggestions.  
Just like recently, attacks aside.

I am hearing Thomas Ziegler is working on refining the submitted  
translations, based on the comments he received (so thank you for pointing  
out), with people from this list and with his translators, and I am  
pleased because I find this approach very reasonable and profesionnal.

Best regards,

On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:40:23 +0200, Nilgün Belma Bugüner  
<nilgun@belgeler.gen.tr> wrote:


> Dear Coralie,
> I end discussing this topic here. I request that pseudo-translations
> made by non-native speakers not referenced on your pages, and hope you
> will not stand by when baseless accusations are made here.
> Nilgün

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