bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #35882, Syntax examples in documentation...


bug #35882: Syntax examples in documentation should be marked as CODE.

Submitted by:  John Darrington <jmd>
Submitted on:  Sun 18 Mar 2012 08:15:37 AM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  5 - Average
Status:  Wont Fix Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  None
Effort:  0.00

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Wed 02 Sep 2020 02:04:58 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I can't see how this can be fixed in PSPP by itself. It would require work in Texinfo, to add semantic markup to @example and other environments so that they could be marked as being in particular languages. I do not think it is practical to do this in PSPP. It does seem like a good idea to bring this up on the texinfo mailing list, and I would encourage anyone who thinks this is an important issue to do so.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sun 18 Mar 2012 08:15:37 AM UTC, original submission:  

 Eliana <elianasemail2@gmail.com> reports:

Sorry, the web interface is too hard for me to use.

Add html  CODE tags to html versions of the  manual.   Those are html tags that tell translation engines not to translate the text indicated.

Without those tags, translation engines happily translate commands into the foreign language, totally disregarding their sanctity and rendering the translation very confusing and possibly erroneous in some cases

Adding these tags is not a  trivial project, but
requires no knowledge of any foreign language, and I believe would render the online manual a meaningful document for a larger portion of the international community without requiring  translating separate manuals for each language.

But it will require proofing of the translated pages to spot any items that needed code tags which have not been generated - translation engines definitely also translate   abbreviations and special characters. and add unexpected punctuation marks inappropriately.

Proofing is easier if someone knows the foreign language, but if you know the manual contents, you will see things that look wrong even if you do not know the foreign language.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator


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