Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: How to deal with non english speaking users

Posted by Eduardo Pérez on
How is the use of multiple languages going to facilitate communication within an international community?

The problem here is that lots of people in the world don't know English, so either we ignore them or we allow them to post in any language in the hope that their info would be useful.

For example, are you expecting developers to understand/translate bugs logged in all languages?

Of course no, but it's better to have a bug report in a non English language than no bug report at all.

I think that promoting more than one language at is a mistake and will lead to isolated conversations and more noise (as questions may need to be reposted in a different language to reach members who can answer it).

I already proposed to keep conversations English whenever possible.