Which place for docs in French, German, etc?
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 13:08:50 +0100
Subject: Which place for docs in French, German, etc?
> makes me nervous; at the least we'd have to move everything now there
> but when a manual only exists in one language, how is a user expected
> to realize its in French, German, Russian?
Well, he would look in directory doc/french, or doc/german, or
doc/russian. It's a question of collecting together matter of the
same kind. Docs in French are of the same kind. When you get
documentation (say for a TV set) in several languages, say Dutch,
English, French, German, Japanese etc., you have usually the
complete doc in Dutch collected together, then the English doc,
then the French doc, etc:
Of course, one could also have a different type of organization:
1 - Chapter one
2 - Chapter two
but I never saw that. As for commercial software, doc is also
organized in the first way, when it is provided in several
languages. I find this is more user-friendly.
Having to look through many directories to find doc in French
would make me uncomfortable (although not nervous). I think that
most French users would appreciate that doc in French would be
gathered together in one main subdirectory /french, rather than
disseminated in the whole doc tree. It would be interesting to
have the opinion of other non-English speaking people ?
Michel Lavaud (email@example.com)