Re: Kernel-Messages translation (fwd)

Harald Koenig (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 13:07:40 +0200

> > I've seen computers in Finland that had Finnish or Swedish error
> > messages, and I personally always hated them intensely.
> Especially when some idiot does translate well accepted english terms
> into a different language just for the fun of it.

my personal favourite still is from EUNICE, a germanized version of UNIX
which translated the shell message "broken pipe" to "gebrochene Pfeife"
which is "broken whistle" (seen at their booth at the CeBIT in Hannover
*many* years ago...)


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