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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: More annoying FUD
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:09:13 GMT
On 18 February 2014 18:34, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> http://www.italovignoli.org/2014/02/language-support-of-office-suites/
>
> Don't you love it when they come up with these false comparisons?
>
> If you look a little bit closer you see that they are releasing and
> counting languages where the UI is only 15% translated.  So yes, if
> you are willing to release incomplete work then you can claim to
> "support" more languages.  But what kind of support is this?
>
> A specific example:  Tartar (15% UI translated)
>
> I thought OOo had a requirement for 80% completion before releasing a
> translation.  With AOO we made the requirement be 100%.  LO releases
> 15% complete UI translations ?!
>
> Of course, we shouldn't judge their release criteria.  That is their
> business (and their users) not ours.  But when they make false
> comparisons in a table, comparing apples-to-oranges, then we ought to
> note it.  It is not fair to claim lower standards are the same as
> greater results.
>
> Another example:  They've released Hebrew support at 90% complete.  We
> have Hebrew support at 96% complete, but we have not released it yet.
>
> Another example:  Our Icelandic translation (unreleased) is 95%
> complete.  Theirs (released) is only 88%.
>
> Another example:  We have 36 languages at 100% complete UI
> translation.  LO has only 13.
>
> Look at the data and make your own comparisons:
>
> https://translate.apache.org/projects/aoo40/
>
> https://translations.documentfoundation.org/projects/libo_ui/
>

We could also turn around at start releasing less than 100%, I got
frustratrated with some of the releases where danish have been around 96%,
and the missing bit was the scripting language.

If should be quite simple to group the release in 100% and less than 100%
so users are warned.

It should be noted when we say 100% it is the UI, it does not include the
help system.

But apart from that, I agree the blog is unfair and compare to give an
advantage instead of being fair (I think that is called marketing).

rgds
jan I.

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