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Re: [ESD-translators] Translations of text with links to resources in En

From: Thérèse Godefroy
Subject: Re: [ESD-translators] Translations of text with links to resources in English
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:44:36 +0100
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Hello Fabian,

Le 29/01/2019 à 18:26, Fabian Egli a écrit :
> Hi Translators,
> I believe there is an issue with the translation when it comes to
> passages that reference sources in English. e.g. the paragraph
> containing "Make a secure passphrase with Diceware" and the link to the
> article. Although this is a nice article explaining the problem and the
> solution (Diceware) well and relatively concise, this will not help
> anyone who does not understand English. Is it allowed to reference and
> link to other equivalent resources in the language that the ESD guide is
> being translated into? I would propose to link to the German Wikipedia
> article on Diceware in this case which describes how to generate
> Diceware passwords and also links the German word list.
> Is it acceptable to deviate from the English version in this case?

Yes, I think so.

> Ho
> about links to other resources?

Wikipedia articles are OK. For the other resources, you need to make
sure they are accessible without nonfree JavaScript, don't have a
paywall, don't advertise proprietary software, etc.

The linking policies are described here:
I assume this applies to the FSF as well.

> I am looking forward to hear back from you!
> Sincerely,
> Fabian

All the best,

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