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imatechie
Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/20 22:31

  • imatechie

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 7

  • Since: 2008/6/20


I've installed a few modules and some of the documentation was written by a person whose English was somewhat grammatically challenged. (Trying to be politically correct here. .)

Anyway, as a module developer (or a developer in general), how would you feel about someone re-wording your documentation so that the English is correctly stated, for example:

It is now thought under currently if feature requested be added future near to something like: I am now considering the idea to add the requested feature in the near future.

As a developer of a module, would you find it offensive is someone offered to re-word the entire docs to correct English?

If not, that could be a project in itself, couldn't it. Helping to translate the docs to correct English?

Although I don't use them anymore, Cpanel and Fantastico still haven't fixed their bad English either. (Just a peeve).

I'm wondering if it would be wrong to have a "Correct My English" project which could be extended to the mod's language files also.

Sometimes it feels to me like Yoda from Star Wars wrote the documentation.

Well, if you think this is a good idea and you need a volunteer... let me know.

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trabis
Re: Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/20 22:56

  • trabis

  • Core Developer

  • Posts: 2269

  • Since: 2006/9/1 1


Maybe I would feel (a little) ofended if someone questioned my english being english my mother language. As it is not, I would apreciate any language bug reported/fixed.

Trully yours,
Yoda

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Runeher
Re: Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/21 11:53

  • Runeher

  • Module Developer

  • Posts: 825

  • Since: 2008/1/24


I would appreciate if someone would take the time to correct my english as i'm sure there could be spelling errors in my modules (not docs as i don't need or use them yet).

I know exactly what you mean and any module developer that don't speak fluid english should appreciate the help and should not be offended by it..

Sometimes it feels like Yoda got help from Jabba the Hutt...

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Anonymous
Re: Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/21 11:56

  • Anonymous

  • Posts: 0

  • Since:


Quote:
Runeher wrote:

Sometimes it feels like Yoda got help from Jabba the Hutt...


The truth you speak it is

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Runeher
Re: Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/21 11:59

  • Runeher

  • Module Developer

  • Posts: 825

  • Since: 2008/1/24



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Peekay
Re: Question to module developers (New and old)
  • 2008/6/21 12:40

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


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