On 12/29/2011 05:29 PM, peter kostov wrote:
+1. Non-native English speakers are the majority of Gimp users. The top
country for the Gimp-win installers on Sourceforge is.... Russia (25% of
downloads); in the top 30 countries, there are 20 millions downloads
from countries where English isn't the main language of people, and 5
millions from English-speaking countries (US/UK/OZ). The case of India
(240K downloads) can be debated since English is one of its official
languages, but IRL I deal with many people from there (outsourcing) and
they know very little slang.
My +1 also,
and above is "just another reason" *not* to use html on an email list,
+1 to leave it alone.
And guys, please try to think of the names in English like a person
that doesn't speak English natively. I am sure many of you will
realize how stupid and funny they sound. Every day I encounter new and
new examples of this. I don't understand how you English speaking
people perceive these names, but what the hell is "Adobe Photoshop"?!
A shop for photographic stuff made of adobe?! Down the corner?!
Stupid, yes? And funny.
So leave it alone. Somebody who feels his/her ego hurt by a software
name should think that in some other language the same name maybe
sounds totally different, should we inspect each end every language to
find a neutral name? And should we let our ego be influenced by such
things - no.
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