Website comments

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:55:52 PDT
On 7/18/2016 4:34 AM, David Pilling wrote:
> Perhaps we could offer translated versions of these six pages, with 
> the possible addition of the wiki home page.
>
> Maybe just a summary page in different languages which covers the 
> basics clearly - like the PBS does not sell bulbs to order.
>
> I'm always relieved when web sites offer me an English language 
> version,  otherwise I use Google translate and that may be the cause 
> of some misunderstanding.
>
>
I like the idea of a summary page with some of the "biggest" languages, 
particularly Asian ones if we can generate the writing systems or paste 
them in from contributions by native-language speakers among PBS members.

Machine translation can indeed cause some misunderstanding, notably in 
horticulture. I'll never forget the startlingly translated note about 
seed donations that I got from a German speaker. . . .

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA






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