[CentOS-devel] Language lists

Mon Jan 22 15:21:27 UTC 2007
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org>

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On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 03:03:43PM +0000, Lance Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> >>- Wrt. language vs regional: can someone comment how much e.g. pt_BR
> >>  differs from pt_PT?
> >
> >A lot.
> >
> >>  Is it like US English and UK English, or do they
> >>  differ to such an extend that it would be difficult to communicate on
> >>  one list?
> >
> >As a rule of thumb, a pt_BR speaker would have as much (or sometimes more)
> >trouble communicating with someone who speaks pt_PT as with someone that
> >speaks spanish.
> >
> >Sometime even more, since there are words that are common, but with
> >completely different meanings.
> >
> >>  I think it is a relevant "data point" for this discussion.
> >
> >True.
> Sounds like we need different lists for those then - what about different 
> moderators ??

As I mentioned to Ralph on IRC, Brazil is the only country with a different
portuguese language. So you have pt_BR for Brazil, and pt_PT for all the
other portuguese speaking countries. So, if we are really going to have
different lists, I suggest centos-br and centos-pt.

The problem is that I don't know how much traffic, if any, we are going to
have on -pt on that setup. On the other hand, if we only have a -pt list,
I think most brazilians will steer away from it.

In a nut shell, I have portuguese :)

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
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"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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