Re: ISDN and the feature freeze (was: no driver change for 2.4?)

Ralf Baechle (
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 03:02:04 +0200

On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 08:09:10PM +0100, Riley Williams wrote:

> > My opinion is: All the core ISDN developers are german, and are
> > perhaps not that fluent in english. That may be the reason why
> > they're hesistant to contact you directly; understandable, I
> > have a mental block to overcome whenever I have to write a
> > german email, for example.
> I have to admit that when I need to write an email in any language
> other than English, I usually write it in English, then ask BabelFish
> to translate it for me and send whatever that comes up with as an
> attachment to the original email, with a note that it was generated
> automatically and may not be (probably isn't) 100% accurate as a
> result.

As a person who knows several foreing languges to some major or minor
degree let me tell you that the Babelfish translations usually tend to
be close to ununderstandable. In short, babelfish isn't worth it's
DNS entry.


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