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#1 2022-04-15 02:47:17

omano
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AUR package description in other language than English

I recently found multiple AUR packages with description in other language than English. I'm wondering is it allowed, or should these packages change their description to English?

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#2 2022-04-16 01:47:12

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Re: AUR package description in other language than English

omano wrote:

I recently found multiple AUR packages with description in other language than English. I'm wondering is it allowed, or should these packages change their description to English?

What makes you think English is a requirement for AUR packages?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AUR_su … guidelines
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Arch_p … guidelines


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#3 2022-04-16 06:11:25

omano
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Re: AUR package description in other language than English

I didn't write that English is a requirement, I'm wondering if AUR packages can have their description in another language than English or not.

But if you really want my opinion I consider that yes, they should all be with English only, as it is well established now that this is the language people in international communities use on the internet since decades now to communicate. My opinion is that if all AUR packages are written in all submitters' native language, it will become simply useless/unusable if we need to google translate every package description/info.

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#4 2022-04-16 07:39:31

seth
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Re: AUR package description in other language than English

"Depends"

If a package is of relevance only for a specific locale (eg. to work around their local dictators tiny pen… great firewall) there's no real point in providing international descriptions.
The only reason I could see for such mandate would be easier vetting in - the not so likely - case that forementioned dictator or his trollfarm abuse the AUR to spill propaganda about their locales totally normal sized pen… state of affairs.

If the package however addresses everyone it should™ probably talk to everyone and the lingua franca of the open internet (see previous paragraph about some peoples local issues) is bad English - so not providing at least an English translation of the description is just lazy.
=> You could use the comment section to kindly ask them to add an English copy to be more diverse and inclusive accessible to the general audience.

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#5 2022-04-17 03:31:03

omano
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Re: AUR package description in other language than English

Alright. Thanks.

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