Libre Software Meeting in Amiens, France, 10-14 July
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at tower.berklix.net
Sun May 13 01:34:43 UTC 2007
Dag-Erling =?utf-8?Q?Sm=C3=B8rgrav?= wrote:
> "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at tower.berklix.net> writes:
> > American is the industry language. (eg Korean Mboard BIOSes boot
> > with American not English key layouts etc, I'm British, lucky enough
> > to read German & French, but remember many can't read French).
> You apparently don't read much French,
> or you'd know what he wrote was a
> direct reply to the OP, accidentally sent to the list...
Your surmise of only intent might be right or not. I preferred to Ask.
> > Perhaps you cc's advocacy@ in French by accident ? If not:
I asked as there's always been special linguistic emphasis in France:
At 1st tech. session at the EUUG in Paris a quarter century ago, ~1982
I had considerable sympathy for the non English native speakers
who also didn't speak French, who argued for the conference to
be in the English advertised, & not in the French the 1st tech.
speaker persisted in.
France since passed laws penalising foreign words in the press,
& underwent internal debate on what language to publish scientific
papers in. Official language of telecoms is French, but Aviation:
English, etc. Conference language is a question of particular
importance in France.
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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