[Clipart] Is anyone working on categorizing the existing images?

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at bright.net
Wed Jun 9 22:20:16 PDT 2004

Karl Ove Hufthammer <karl at huftis.org> writes:

> Of course, all these *needs* to be localisable (translatable). It
> will be best if US English is *not* a 'special' language here. The
> strong keywords must internally only be stored as codes (numbers or
> such), and translations (English, French, &c.) linked to these.

We may not have someone available to translate the keywords initially,
but that should be an easy enough thing to retrofit later, provided
that we avoid categories based on English words with multiple meanings
that would seem unrelated to people who think in another language.
e.g., we wouldn't want to have a "party" category with funny hats,
confetti, cakes, elephants, donkeys, swastikas, and hammers and
sickles.  This is an extreme example, but it's actually fairly easy to
make this sort of mistake on a smaller scale if you aren't thinking
carefully about exactly what words mean.

If there is someone available to do translations for additional
languages, more power to 'em.  Otherwise, it can be done later, as
long as we avoid ambiguities like the "party" scenerio.

The only (human) language I could possibly translate to (other than
one variant or another of English) is Common Greek, which is not
useful for the purposes of this project.

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