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Linux: Translating Kernel Documentation

Jun 12, 2007, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The translation of a some kernel documentation into Japanese led to a discussion as to whether or not it was appropriate to include translated documentation with the kernel source code. One concern that was expressed was that as the number of included translations grows, so would the size of the kernel. Another concern was the likelihood that as time passes the various translations might become out of date. Jesper Juhl suggested one workaround, 'since the common language of most kernel contributors is English I personally feel that we should stick to just that one language in the tree and then perhaps keep translations on a website somewhere. So the authoritative docs stay in the tree, in English, so that as many contributors as possible can read and update them...'"

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