Language Navigation

Jens Seidel jensseidel at
Mon Feb 15 08:42:15 CST 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 01:38:41PM +0100, Wolf Peuker wrote:
> Jens Seidel wrote:
> >>> Why do you choose capitalisation? According to the footer of
> >>> español is the proper Spanish word. Same for other entries ...
> >> I think in English it's the same as in German. I asked a native
> >> Portuguese speaker who speaks Spanish too, and he said. Capitalized if
> >> you address the language. In Wikipedia I see Capitalization.
> > 
> > Right, in English you write language names capitalized. But "español" is
> > not English (this would be "Spanish"). A Spanish person recognizes it's
> > language as "español" and not "Español".
> Would you correct this for Spanish, or would it be better to wait for a
> Spanisch native speaker's response for that, and apply the patch first?
> I'm not sure if web language navigation isn't a special case...

My knowledge comes from This page is visited by hundreds of
thousands of people and has very active translators. I trust this page
(also because I translated a lot of it to German in the past).


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