11/10/2016

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HandyLinux decides to drop future english translations

HandyLinux is a Debian based distribution. It is mainly concentrated on beginners and user who prefer easy way to use Linux. It uses Xfce desktop environment, so it is even compatible with older hardware. But there is a sad news for people who prefer English language, HandyLinux team decided to stop English translations in future updates.

HandyLinux is a french distribution with french as primary language for UI and documentation. In recent years the team also translated all the documentation in English to welcome international community in the project. But it seems due to lack of team members in translation department, HandyLinux team is going to abandon English translations. According to official announcement only two members registered in two years to contribute in English related things. Well, it's sad to see one of most user friendly distribution to stop producing for international community.

Meanwhile if you want to use HandyLinux and you only understand English, then you can keep current English version of HandyLinux. All the HandyLinux tools will be maintained until May 2018.

4 comments :

  1. Pardon me for saying so, but English is the 1st most spoken language on the Earth, and the 2nd language in most countries... So this decision is absolutely stupid. I'd literally slap every member of the handylinux dev team if I could reach them.

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    1. Though you right but they don't have anyone to maintain the documentation and translations. So from their point of view it is a right decision. However we always have choices in Linux world. Le's wish them good luck and turn to other distros.

      There are quite a lot of distros aimed at beginners, we'd explain them as soon as possible.

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    2. Pardon me for correcting you, but Mandarin Chinese actually comes in at #1 with approximately 1,197,000,000 speakers.
      Even Spanish beats English, by about 79,000,000 speakers more.

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