[Haifux] Linux + Hebrew?

Melissa Morris mmorris at techunix.technion.ac.il
Tue Feb 3 13:07:31 MSK 2009

I think that the documentation in the laboratories SHOULD be in Hebrew (and I
don't speak much Hebrew myself!).  The reason being that those of us
comfortable with English already have all sorts of documentation through the
HOW-TOs, books, forums, tutorials, etc.  It's also easy to ask questions and
get answers (questions in forums with really bad grammar or spelling tend to
get misunderstood or ignored).  

For students, I think having a good source of material in their native language
will provide more motivation, if not enhance understanding.  This also paves
the way to making information available to the wider audience of all Israel. 
Also, if there is visual usage of Hebrew in/with Linux, it will encourage
others to create programs and materials that continue to support Hebrew.


Quoting Yossi Gil <yossi.gil at gmail.com>:

> Yes, I know that this mailing list is run in English, and yes I know, that
> Linux supports Hebrew.
> The topic I wish to raise is whether it is better that SSDL tries to make
> the Linux documentation in Hebrew. What do people here think?

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