Improving English documentation

Post here questions, problems and suggestions in English language
  • I'm not sure if it is desirable to maintain some parity between locales(?), but I have provided the opening text below for feedback:

    EN:
    We thank everyone who helped to create and develop KolibriOS,
    many of whom are listed below, with the most recent contributors first.

    RU: Translated by `Roman (ESPBoy)` - thanks! :
    Мы выражаем благодарность тем, кто помогал в создании и развитии KolibriOS,
    многие из этих людей перечислены ниже, при этом наиболее поздние участники упомянуты первыми.

    IT Translated by `Heracleum` - thanks! :
    Ringraziamo tutti coloro che hanno contribuito a creare e sviluppare KolibriOS,
    molti di questi elencati di seguito, in ordine di contributo più recente.

    ES Thanks to `Sweetbread` and `Adolfo Jayme Barrientos (fitojb)` :
    Agradecemos a todos los que ayudaron a crear y desarrollar KolibriOS.
    Enumeramos muchos de los contribuyentes en la siguiente lista, de más recientes a más antiguos
    Last edited by ace_dent on Fri Sep 29, 2023 11:25 pm, edited 3 times in total.
  • I have been asked to include the authors list from `kernel.asm`.
    Questions:
    1. Is it necessary to sort the contributors chronologically? It seems more reasonable to just do it alphabetically...
    2. It creates more work maintaining this list in two places. Can the kernel comments be removed and replaced with `See CREDITS.txt for a full list of contributors` ...?
    3. I believe `KolibriOS` as a proper noun (name) should not be translated- do you agree?
  • Here is the updated System Programmers list - alphabetically sorted, Latin / Cyrillic (`*` shows new addition from asm source code) :

    - Alver / Alver
    - art_zh / art_zh
    - Asper / Asper
    - Boppan / Boppan *
    - CleverMouse / CleverMouse
    - Coldy / Coldy *
    - Doczom / Doczom *
    - dunkaist / dunkaist *
    - Galkov / Galkov
    - Evgeny Grechnikov (Diamond) / Евгений Гречников (Diamond)
    - Andrey Halyavin (halyavin) / Халявин Андрей (halyavin)
    - hidnplayr / hidnplayr
    - Andrey Ignatiev (andrew_programmer) / Андрей Игнатьев (andrew_programmer)
    - Johnny_B / Johnny_B
    - kasTIgar / kasTIgar
    - Sergey Kuzmin (Wildwest) / Сергей Кузьмин (Wildwest)
    - Mihail Lisovin (Mihasik) / Михаил Лисовин (Mihasik)
    - Maxis / Maxis
    - Iliya Mihailov (Ghost) / Михайлов Илья (Ghost)
    - Nable / Nable *
    - NoName / NoName
    - Ivan Poddubny / Иван Поддубный
    - rgimad / rgimad *
    - Rus / Rus
    - Mihail Semenyako (mike.dld) / Михаил Семеняко (mike.dld)
    - Sergey Semyonov (Serge) / Сергей Семёнов (Serge)
    - shurf / shurf *
    - SPraid / SPraid
    - Alexey Teplov (<Lrz>) / Alexey Teplov (<Lrz>) *
    - Trans / Trans
    - tsdima / tsdima
    - turbanoff / turbanoff
    - VaStaNi / VaStaNi
    - Marat Zakiyanov (Mario79) / Марат Закиянов (Mario79)
  • ace_dent wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:22 am 3. I believe `KolibriOS` as a proper noun (name) should not be translated- do you agree?
    1. Proper name can be translated
    2. Why should not?
  • ace_dent wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 6:02 pm ES:
    Agradecemos a todos los que ayudaron a crear y desarrollar KolibriOS, muchos de los
    cuales se enumeran a continuación, con los contribuyentes más recientes primero.
    My Spanish-speaking mate said
    "Agradecemos a todos los que ayudaron a crear y desarrollar KolibriOS. Enumeramos a la mayoría de los contribuyentes en la siguiente lista, de más recientes a más antiguos"
    will be better

    ace_dent wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 6:02 pm RU: Translated by `Roman (ESPBoy)` - thanks! :
    Мы выражаем благодарность тем, кто помогал в создании и развитии KolibriOS,
    многие из этих людей перечислены ниже, при этом наиболее поздние участники упомянуты первыми.
    "многие из них" instead of "многие из этих людей" will be better, I guess
  • Sweetbread wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 12:41 pm 1. Proper name can be translated
    2. Why should not?
    - In most languages that is unusual. A Russian native colleague has confirmed to me that "Usually software names in Russia always remain original. Windows, MS Office and so on".
  • ace_dent wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:51 pm - In most languages that is unusual.
    For example?
    ace_dent wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:51 pm A Russian native colleague has confirmed to me that "Usually ... always remain original
    So, usually or always?
    ace_dent wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:51 pm . Windows, MS Office and so on".
    Винда, Офис, Гугл, МакДональдс, Найк...

    I think, you know something about Uniqlo and nothing about ユニクロ
  • Sweetbread wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:00 pm ... So, usually or always? ...
    Sadly, I know (nearly) nothing about the Russian language or Cyrillic alphabet.
    I'm happy to take your guidance and restore the original `КолибриОС`. Thanks for your help.

    The original text was signed off as `KolibriOS team`... do you feel it should be changed everywhere...?
  • ace_dent wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:28 pm Sadly, I know (nearly) nothing about the Russian language or Cyrillic alphabet.
    It's not about language, it's just alternative names. Fell free to use any of them. Of course, in English text better to use English name
    ace_dent wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:28 pm The original text was signed off as `KolibriOS team`... do you feel it should be changed everywhere...?
    Same: in English text better to use English name
  • Ok. I have completed the pull request and invite your review and comments :-)
    https://github.com/KolibriOS/kolibrios/pull/8
  • Hi ace_dent,

    I commented on your PR/bug. When addressed, feel free to commit to trunk.
  • Thanks dunkaist for your support. Committed to SVN :-D
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