ÏÂÔØ below Download, in python.org site menu

Discussion in 'Python' started by Alex Willmer, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Alex Willmer

    Alex Willmer Guest

    On the English version of http://python.org I'm seeing ÏÂÔØ as a menu
    item between Download and Community. AFAICT it's Simplified Chinese
    for 'download'. Is it's appearance intentional, or a leak through from
    a translation of the entire page?

    Regards, Alex

    PS Tested with 10.0.648.114 (75702) and Firefox 3.6.14 on Ubuntu 10.10/
    en_GB locale.
     
    Alex Willmer, Mar 6, 2011
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  2. Am 06.03.2011 12:18, schrieb Alex Willmer:
    > On the English version of http://python.org I'm seeing ÏÂÔØ as a menu
    > item between Download and Community. AFAICT it's Simplified Chinese
    > for 'download'. Is it's appearance intentional, or a leak through from
    > a translation of the entire page?


    It's intentional. Notice that it goes to a different URL than the
    English download link. Chinese readers will know when to use it.

    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin v. Loewis, Mar 6, 2011
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  3. Alex Willmer

    Terry Reedy Guest

    On 3/6/2011 6:42 AM, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
    > Am 06.03.2011 12:18, schrieb Alex Willmer:
    >> On the English version of http://python.org I'm seeing ÏÂÔØ asa menu
    >> item between Download and Community. AFAICT it's Simplified Chinese
    >> for 'download'. Is it's appearance intentional, or a leak through from
    >> a translation of the entire page?

    >
    > It's intentional. Notice that it goes to a different URL than the
    > English download link.


    Which is a synonym for the English download link (/getit is /download at
    present)
    Perhaps a translated page is planned?

    Chinese readers will know when to use it.

    Why a special link just for Chinese and not several other languages?

    --
    Terry Jan Reedy
     
    Terry Reedy, Mar 6, 2011
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  4. Re: 下载 below Download, in python.org site menu

    >> It's intentional. Notice that it goes to a different URL than the
    >> English download link.

    >
    > Which is a synonym for the English download link (/getit is /download at
    > present)
    > Perhaps a translated page is planned?


    No, translation is not the motivation at all.

    > Chinese readers will know when to use it.
    >
    > Why a special link just for Chinese and not several other languages?


    Because only Chinese users may have to bypass URL filters that
    selectively censor content from python.org. Let's see how long
    censors need to pick up this discussion and ban more of Python
    across the Great Firewall :-(

    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin v. Loewis, Mar 7, 2011
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