[Mailman-Users] Language options

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Dec 2 08:59:56 CET 2004

>>>>> "marioca" == marioca  <marioca789> writes:

    marioca> if someone from France sets their messages to display in
    marioca> French, would a post from a subscriber in Brazil in
    marioca> Portuguese be automatically translated into French?

Translated, no.  The Mailman "preferred language" settings allow the
user (list moderator, list owner) to get informative messages
(including list-generated headers and footers for the posts) and
instructions about using the Mailman web interface in that language,
if available.

However, the content of postings to the list is entirely the
responsibility of the poster.  It is possible, in theory, for a
multilingual poster to generate translations of their post and send it
by mail, but I am unaware of any mail software that supports this.
Even in that case, Mailman would simply pass the content through,
neither helping nor hindering.

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