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.


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 '11 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 '11 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 '11 at 17:19

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