The most commonly spoken language among the developers and BugSquad is English (or so it seems). Its therefore useful to get english error messages on bug reports.

Translating the bug report

Try to

  • use http://translate.google.com/ to translate the bug report

  • ask in #ubuntu-bugs if somebody speaks the language in question

  • ask the reporter politely if they can reply in English

Commandline output

If a user has posted a non-english error, politely ask them to run the command preceded by

LANGUAGE=C

for example

LANGUAGE=C sudo apt-get upgrade


DebuggingNonEnglishErrors (last edited 2009-04-29 22:52:06 by fooka)