There are many proposals targeted to audiences of people who don't speak English. They can't discuss using English but they are essential to proposal definition.

Should we use a language specific tag to help filter?

I want to discus merging of my own proposals and others like Software Development (in Portuguese) and Software Testing (in Portuguese) for example.


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Discussions in Area 51 should follow the same criteria as conducting proposals in other languages.

  • The title and text of your question must be in English.
    (It is okay to include a translation into the native language after the English text)
  • The title should include the language in which the site will be conducted:

Should we merge the Software Development and Testing Proposals? (Portuguese)

  • All the answers and comments can then be conducted either English or the native language.
  • I think this is not going to go far as long as the UI is not localized. But then, I imagine internationalization would be a really huge task, far beyond translating the UI and not to be taken lightly...
    – Pekka
    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:54
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    @Pekka: Localization is slowly creeping up in priority but, yes, it's a big undertaking. We have no specific objection to non-English speakers "jumping the gun" a bit but they simply have to understand the restrictions that the menus and prompts will all be in English... for the time being. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:18
  • The problem is there is no point in translating the UI if you don't have a team of people that can answer surport questions etc in the langage you translate into. Mar 8, 2011 at 17:19

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