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Postby Tim Geerlings » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:19 am

I'm planning on creating a page for a mountain in Guatemala. I'm wondering if there is precedence for bi-lingual pages, and if that is encouraged or discouraged. I'm a native English speaker, but speak Spanish close to fluently (I live in Guatemala.)
Any input appreciated.
Peace,
Tim
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Postby Augie Medina » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:04 am

I don't think it's either encouraged or discouraged, but it might be more effort than it's worth. If a page is put up in a language other than English, then it might be worthwhile to translate into English since I suspect the majority of SP members are English speakers, whether native speakers or learned as a second language. Now I could be wrong about the last statement. I've never seen any data on the different languages spoken by SPers.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:11 am

I prefer Esperanto, but English is the lingua Franca. C'est ironique, n'est-ce pas?
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Bi lingual pages

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:26 am

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Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:28 am

Actually- at least a version in English is preferred:

http://www.summitpost.org/faq.html#chapter_3
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Postby goldenhopper » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:18 am

It's an international site, post it however you wish. With translate software anybody can get the info if need be.
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Postby Tim Geerlings » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:15 am

MoapaPk wrote:I prefer Esperanto, but English is the lingua Franca. C'est ironique, n'est-ce pas?


jes, estas ironia! Gracoj al ciu por l'helpo!
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Postby Moni » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:29 am

NancyHands wrote:It's an international site, post it however you wish. With translate software anybody can get the info if need be.

It may be an international site, but if you look at the posting guidelines, the standard for pages is English.
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Postby MoapaPk » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:41 am

NancyHands wrote:It's an international site, post it however you wish. With translate software anybody can get the info if need be.


Take:
Du sublime au ridicule, il n'y a qu'un pas.

Use Babelfish; translate to Dutch, then to English, then back to French.
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