Summary: Python.org as a multi-language portal (was: Some thoughts about Python, python.org and non-English languages)
Kyler at news.Lairds.org
Tue Feb 11 21:51:34 CET 2003
"M. Müller-Oertel" <mueller-oertel at arcor.de> writes:
>Python.org is currently English-only. This will most likely mislead visitors
>to think about English as a requirement for learning or using Python. I
>suggested to redirect visitors to welcome pages in their native language
>according to the language settings of their web browsers.
If I give someone a URL and he goes there and does not see
essentially what I saw, he's likely to be confused by my
Would it be sufficient to change Python.org to have language-
specific banners? I know that when I visit non-English pages
a link to "English version" is a welcome sight. Would a link
(in the appropriate language) saying "We have [language]-
specific resources available." do it? Perhaps even add an
That'd make me feel welcome and give me an easy *option* to
get to something that might assist me. It could even be
incorporated into many pages.
>These welcome pages would introduce Python in a few words and list some hand
>picked quality links to Python resources in the visitor's native language.
I like that part a lot.
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