[racket-dev] How to translate DrRacket GUI to another (human) language?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 5 11:51:06 EDT 2014

On Sep 5, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Antti Karttunen <antti.karttunen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> A word of caution about *SL error messages. These messages are synthesized from fragments of sentences and then a global rewriter re-arranges them to improve their meaning based on work done by Guillaume Marceau, Kathi Fisler and Shriram (see SIGCSE 2010). The rewriter catches English phrases at the moment; you might be best off checking it out first.
>> Sorry -- one day we'll get this aspect right -- Matthias
> Well, thanks in any case! For the moment we decided to proceed with
> the English version.
> By the way, would it be a good idea to create a mailing list for
> people who use (or intend to use) DrRacket in teaching, as separate
> from an ordinary technical discussion? (I mean the main list.)

There is plt-edu, low traffic. populated by educators who teach at many levels but mostly high school (14-18), freshman college. You can sign up for it from the Racket web site. 

> Here in Finland I know at least our team of three people who have
> independently chosen (not knowing each other until quite recently)
> DrRacket for teaching programming to (almost) complete beginners (not
> CS-students), with encouraging results.

Yes, I hear this again and again. We should be proactive and support such larger, special-domain user bases better. 

> It would be nice to have a forum for sharing specific pedagogical tips
> when using DrRacket, with people from all over the world.

-- Matthias

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