From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2008-09-09 18:29:16
It has come to my attention that a translation of some stamps in Tux Paint
included some religious opinion which, obviously, was not part of the original
description of the stamp.
I want to make sure that people out here understand that (1) that's not a
good thing to do (it makes the Tux Paint project look bad, simply due to
one person's chocie), (2) I've had a lot of trust in the people contributing
to the project, since I only understand English (and a tiny bit of Spanish),
(3) I really wish for the translated strings to be as _literal_ a translation
of the original English as possible, and (4) _if_ you have any issue with
the description of a stamp, or suggestions for improvement, I prefer that
you bring them up here, on the 'tuxpaint-i18n' mailing list... or less
preferably, you contact me directly and we go from there.
Please do not take it upon yourself to alter the description of something,
for _any_ reason. In this case, Tux Paint has been seen as a bad project
due to religious commentary. Obviously that is not what we want.
But even when it comes to simply improving a description a little, it would
be most beneficial if the improvements went 'upstream' (to English), so that
the improvement could be made to ALL translations.
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