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Re: [opensuse] Dutch Manual or Documentation
  • From: "LLLActive@xxxxxxx" <LLLActive@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 20:50:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <4BDDC97C.9090201@xxxxxxx>
C wrote:
Now I need a newbie type of handbook for my friend in Dutch, from the very
basic to guide the user around the KDE 4.x and how to use and install
programmes etc.

The biggest "problem" you're up against is the vast majority of people
in the NL speak and read English fluently... so sometimes,
particularly in IT, you find that the Dutch translations lag way way
way behind if they bother at all with translations (at least in my
experience after living in the NL for many years).

Hi C & Carlos,

As you pointed out "C", I also learnt when I was on my visits to NL, that the people are multilingual there. Admirable! Most can get around fluently with at least 3 languages!

My friend is unfortunately of a previous generation. He does speak English as well, but has some difficulties still. I wanted to ease the convert by giving a neat KDE4 Users Manual; older KDE versions are very different. He is completely new to openSuSE (well Linux as a whole). It seems to be a show stopper for non English newbies to convert to openSuSE Linux. I will provide him with the English documents.

Another way could be to create two users in different languages, Dutch (Ctrl-Alt-F8) and English (Ctrl-Alt-F7) to translate. Does it work with multiple languages on one system?

In the mean time, we will look at some Dutch on-line booksellers - but most do not address KDE4.

Thanx for the info so far.


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