https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17160

--- Comment #12 from mybugs.m...@gmail.com 2011-02-10 18:13:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #9)
> > Is there a gender-neutral word for "User"?
> 
> In Polish - no (and probably the same sitution in other Slavic languages).
> 
> We use the masculine form as a gender-neutral, *only* if we do not have in 
> mind
> a specific person. But if I know that I speak with a woman, then I use the
> feminine form - if someone uses the masculine form it is very rude.

The same applies for Portuguese. See for example this discussion: 
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Esplanada/propostas/Altera%C3%A7%C3%A3o_nos_nomes_dos_dom%C3%ADnios_de_discuss%C3%A3o_(10dez2010)

Not only there are different words used for masculine/feminine, but also, for
different variants of Portuguese, e.g. pt-PT and pt-BR.

Currently, the pt-BR/masculine word "Usuário" is used, but this situation is
far from ideal, since it is not adequate for pt-PT, pt-AO, pt-... users and for
female users neither.

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