On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Benjamin Root <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Given some recent -- ahem -- difficulties with matplotlib users where English is not their native language, it has dawned on me that maybe we ought to consider making available translated versions of our documentation. I have absolutely no experience with such efforts, but I did see that Sphinx does support internationalization:
and I do believe we have some bilingual developers on this list (or at least are active on the users list). While I don't think it would be possible to translate the API docs effectively, at the very least we should be able to provide translations of other parts.
What does everyone think? Could someone who has done internationalization (particularly using sphinx) comment? What languages would we like the docs to be in?
I think working on adding new features into mpl and making sure that its a bug-free library are better investments instead of spending time on providing translated documents. Google translate gives a funny but still useful translation in my native language :)
Anyways, is there any programming language out or plans for Python that provides syntax for non-English languages?