[Python-ideas] Non-English names in the turtle module (with Spanish example)

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 00:28:11 CEST 2015

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.

The Tortuga module has the same functionality as

You can test it out by running "pip install tortuga"


Since Python 2 doesn't have simpledialog, I used the PyMsgBox pure-python
module for the input boxes. This code is small enough that it could be
added into turtle.py. (It's just used for simple tkinter dialog boxes.)

Check out the diff between Tortuga and turtle.py here:

This file can be easily adapted to support multiple programming languages.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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