Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/2002 23:07:39
Noriyuki Soda <> writes:
> >>>>> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 12:26:45 +0900 (JST),
> 	MAEKAWA Masahide <> said:
> >> Is the person really against the work that oki-san, saitoh-san
> >> and other developers' made?
> > Slightly wrong.
> > I heard that:
> > No localized documentations are necessary for NetBSD.
> > If you want to use NetBSD, learn English and read documentation in English.
> This means most people in japan shouldn't use NetBSD.
> I say such opinion is just wrong.

I agree.

Japanese users are very useful to us, but it is hard for Japanese to
learn English and for English speakers to learn Japanese. Translated
documentation is very important.

I favor having translated documentation in the base system. Perhaps in
a separate syspkg so not everyone need install it. However, I think it is
required that it be part of the base system, so that it will be
treated properly.

Perry E. Metzger