Experiment in breaking the language barrier


In the past few days I started an experiment to break my language barrier (French & English) with people writing Chinese. How effective can machine translation be when discussing technical topics? The vocabulary is rather limited and even with gross approximations, maybe I can understand and express myself.

I picked the Gitea chinese support category of the forum and participated in the following threads.

I asked two friends for advice. One of them works at a non-profit that specializes in software translation. The other works in a non-profit that publishes software and is a native Chinese speaker.

There are issues in Chinese opened in Gitee for Gitea, despite a clear warning to do otherwise. I added the following suggestion to the most recent ones to suggest they use the Chinese category of the forum.

请到 https://discourse.gitea.io/c/5-category/5 提交中文问题