Turkish Language Mozilla Firefox Article on DarkHardware

Wednesday February 18th, 2004

Mehmet D. Akin writes: "Popular Turkish hardware review and news site has a long article about Firefox. DarkHardware members were looking for IE alternatives and site admin Levent Pekcan kindly agreed to publish my article on Firefox. Language is Turkish." We could not make much sense of InterTran's automated English translation.

#8 Re: Re: very well

by solhell

Wednesday February 18th, 2004 2:25 PM

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You write your own alternative review "and" shut up. What is the hostility, and what is the purpose of discouraging others. It is the author's choice to use certain terms in English if he/she thinks that the reader is more familiar with these terms. It is also possible that the author were not able to decide on the best choice of Turkish term and left it out. I see that you have good suggestions for certain terms and I give you credit for that. Before "repecting your language" you should respect other people and their nice work.

Having said that, I would like to congragulate the author of this article. It is excellent, well thought out and practical in terms of its comparisons, discussion of third party tool compatibilities, useful extensions, shortcuts etc. There is no BS and gives a very objective coverage of the topic (even discusses pros/cons for users of opera, myIE, etc).

This is the best article I have read on mozilla/firebird/firefox reviews. The author makes an extra effort to use Turkish terms (sometimes sounds funny) for tabs, skins, themes etc. I would strongly suggest an English translation of this article.

One thing missing is the discussion of the issue that Firefox interface is in English. Most turkish people are accustomed to Turkish version of IE and are not proficient in English. Also one paragraph and several screenshots on customizing the toolbars will complete this article.