Al Sweigart writes:
I've created a prototype for how we could add foreign language names to the turtle.py module and erase the language barrier for non-English schoolkids.
I noticed that "ayudarme" ("help me") isn't implemented. Whether that's a barrier or not, I don't know. I suspect it needs testing, because I can imagine that kids might not use help if it were available, preferring to ask the kid next to them.
The error messages aren't translated. That definitely needs to be done.
This file can be easily adapted to support multiple programming languages.
Maybe it's just me, but putting multiple languages in a single file might be confusing to the user if you just add all the language bindings to locals(). I really would like to see (but won't do it myself) a structure where "tortuga" imports "turtle", defines some variables which contain the dictionaries, and calls an "install language" utility (new in turtle) that does what's necessary to hook up the dictionaries to the turtle commands.