Re: Trial #Poland

Yefim Kogan
 

Rose,  yes, if we are talking about Israelis, most can communicate in English,  but if you want to bring Jews from Eastern Europe, South America, that might be a problem.  Not all will be able to understand and write in English.

A good system should give you a choice to translate if not English...

Yefim


-----Original Message-----
From: Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
To: JewishGen@groups.io <JewishGen@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Jul 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Trial

Just some thoughts. It sometimes takes me a while to see certain applications and connections.  If attachments are blocked, then those of us who also post on facebook, and other social media will have to work twice as hard. Just like the situation where the IAJGS conf Facebook page doesn't let you share to your Facebook page. So if you want to put something up for the conference, you have to copy and paste and then sometimes edit. The same with Jan Meisel Allen's notices when we feel they are relevant to our followers. IGRA uses a variety of social media to announce both activities and database releases.  We end up being a slave to social media in order for people to know we are out there.  
Yefim asked about languages. The problem with putting something in any language besides English isn't the problem of translation but that some people won't realize it is relevant to them. We have to realize the great majority of people using this JG discussion list are native English speakers and probably on the North American continent, and if non-English speakers want to ask or reply they have to do it in English. I run into the opposite. If I share an announcement in Hebrew (doesn't matter from where, and we are in Israel where Hebrew is the official language) on our facebook page, sometimes a non-Hebrew speaker asks what is written. Well, it is a problem, because we don't have the time and energy to translate other organizations' posters. And to make some of our announcements bi-lingual is very time-consuming because the best way to handle it is a pdf file. So Yeffim, thought the system handles languages, I am not sure it is wise to write in any other language but English.

Rose Feldman
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Rose Feldman
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