Ubuntu Canada CD insert

James A. Morrison jim.morrison at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 05:28:12 UTC 2005

I haven't looked at the French translation.  However, humain is an
adjective-adverb, not a noun.

Perhaps "Linux pour des gens".  Or better yet, drop the slogan.

On 11/7/05, Hodgins Family <ehodgins at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> Good evening!
> >>
> >>         slogan "linux for human beings". Shouldn't we have a french
> >>         slogan on the
> >>         french side. I mean since everthing else is translated, why
> >>         not the slogan?
> >>
> >> I was  wondering about that -  I can change it, if  someone else can
> >> provide the translation. (I can read a reasonable amount of French,
> >> but I'll leave translations up to those who're actually fluent...)
> >
> > Although I'm actually french translation isn't my strength, but after
> > trying Google for the translation I think this sound not too bad:
> >
> > "Linux pour l'être humain"
> Why not find out if the French (as in France) already have a translation?
> There has been a lot of humour resulting from people of one culture
> (allophone in this case) attempting to translate things for people of a
> second culture (francophone in this case)...humour that we as a
> multicultural community should by now have learned to avoid! Let's avoid
> embarassing ourselves while we are trying to do "The Right Thing" and go to
> the source.
> Rob
> P.S. My take on "Linux pour l'être humain" would be "Linux for being human".
> Nice try, but unless someone tells me different, I just think it 'taint the
> same as "Linux for human beings".
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