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William Marques

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This is basically an English language forum but speakers of other languages are welcome to post in their own language.

However it will be polite, helpful to the majority of readers and also probably mean that you get an answer to a question more quickly if you post an English translation below your message.
 
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Easiest way to implement this would be to have an "other languages" board. I am a native German speaker, so I would be happy to help out with that part ;-) SY
 

ulara

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2013
I think it would be nice to also post in other languages in a separate part. :)
 

fraluchi

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....AND how could this be handled by moderators, not to mention Ivar?:rolleyes:
 
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fraluchi

RIP 2019
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One every year since 2007
Wait until one of the many Coreans start to post comments on the perfect kitchens of albergues, such as Guacelmo in Rabanal del Camino!:p
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2012
Thanks to the many French speaking pilgrims I met on the French Way in September-August this year, I found the joy of speaking French. Thank you all - especially Justine! Why not post (display?) In other languages too? It's good in the spirit of the Way, right?

Translated by Moderator 'cos the postee doesn't seem to have read the OP.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Thanks to the many French speaking pilgrims I met on the French Way in September-August this year, I found the joy of speaking French. Thank you all - especially Justine! Why not post (display?) In other languages too? It's good in the spirit of the Way, right?

Translated by Moderator 'cos the postee doesn't seem to have read the OP.
Oh, sorry, you're right, I didn't read carefully. Apologies, I probably had some ego going there. And I am still on my post-Camino high. But, I truly did value sharing the Way with so many others from so many cultures, and if there is a francophone thread started, I will be in it for sure.
 
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sugargypsy

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2019
In progress: CP 2020 and/or CI
Grâce aux plusieurs pèlerins francophones que j'ai rencontrés sur le Chemin Français en septembre-août cette année, j'ai retrouvé la joie de parler en français. Merci tous - surtout Justine! Pourquoi pas poster (afficher?) en d'autres langues aussi? C'est bien dans l'esprit du Chemin, pas vrai?
Weil dann viele hier aus dem Forum dann Beiträge bzw. Antworten nicht verstehen, u.a. auch weil beim Schreiben Gestik und Mimik fehlen, die im direkten Kontakt beim gegenseitigen Verstehen helfen ;).



Because then many here from the forum are not able to understand answers, plus in writing gestures and facial expressions are missing which help a lot in direct contact to understand each other.
 
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jungleboy

Spirit of the Camino (Nick)
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Português 2020
Grâce aux plusieurs pèlerins francophones que j'ai rencontrés sur le Chemin Français en septembre-août cette année, j'ai retrouvé la joie de parler en français. Merci tous - surtout Justine! Pourquoi pas poster (afficher?) en d'autres langues aussi? C'est bien dans l'esprit du Chemin, pas vrai?

J'ai trouvé que j'ai parlé plus de français dans le Chemin Français (ironique?) que l'espagnol. Il y avait plusieurs pèlerins français que avaient commencé avec le route Le Puy que parlaient pas anglais.

I found that I spoke more French than Spanish on the Camino Francés (ironic?). There were quite a few French pilgrims who had started at Le Puy who didn't speak English.
 

Bristle Boy

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Grâce aux plusieurs pèlerins francophones que j'ai rencontrés sur le Chemin Français en septembre-août cette année, j'ai retrouvé la joie de parler en français. Merci tous - surtout Justine! Pourquoi pas poster (afficher?) en d'autres langues aussi? C'est bien dans l'esprit du Chemin, pas vrai?
C’est genial de revoir le Francais!!!
 

pelerine

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Year of past OR future Camino
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
But I cannot produce the accents in French, nor the Umlaute or sz in German, so I stick to English on this forum...
 

Bristle Boy

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
But I cannot produce the accents in French, nor the Umlaute or sz in German, so I stick to English on this forum...
Neither can I...but there are some good points made on how can a forum be moderated in so many languages but...it still is lovely to see French again!
I guess that’s why English is the default language and, I know from another thread how difficult it is if English is not your first language and how well that particular member does!
 
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Felice

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But I cannot produce the accents in French, nor the Umlaute or sz in German, so I stick to English on this forum...
On my computer, I can produce accents and Umlautes by holding down the key instead of taking the finger straight off. Above the letter I have typed, a selection of accents miraculously appears, each with a faint number next to it. Still holding down the key, type the required number and voilà! you have what you want! Try it and see.
 

Bristle Boy

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
On my computer, I can produce accents and Umlautes by holding down the key instead of taking the finger straight off. Above the letter I have typed, a selection of accents miraculously appears, each with a faint number next to it. Still holding down the key, type the required number and voilà! you have what you want! Try it and see.
Sadly, I don’t own a computer and my phone (like my brain sometimes) works by steam! 😂! Understanding is what is important I guess!
 

pelerine

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Year of past OR future Camino
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
On my computer, I can produce accents and Umlautes by holding down the key instead of taking the finger straight off. Above the letter I have typed, a selection of accents miraculously appears, each with a faint number next to it. Still holding down the key, type the required number and voilà! you have what you want! Try it and see.

I can do that on my iPad and differently on my computer in mails and Word, but not in the texts of this forum.
 

pelerine

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
PS I can still enjoy reading what others have contributed in those languages...
 

pelerine

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Year of past OR future Camino
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
Neither can I...but there are some good points made on how can a forum be moderated in so many languages but...it still is lovely to see French again!
I guess that’s why English is the default language and, I know from another thread how difficult it is if English is not your first language and how well that particular member does!

Very true!
 
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Felice

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Year of past OR future Camino
SJPP to Santiago Sept 2014
Just been trying to figure out how to add accents on my phone - an honor 9 lite. Seems like I have to change keyboards or languages or something - I'll have to ask tech support (aka my son) how to do it!
 

Bristle Boy

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
I know this isn’t related to the (very) pertinent question but I hope you don’t mind me sharing this story, and it relates to the difficulty when communicating in a language other than your native tongue!
My wife, myself and eldest son stopped at a beachside restaurant to get a lunchtime dinner! The elderly owner spoke no English and my Spanish very rudimentary and self taught. The menu was three course and selected from a board displayed on the beach..we were the only diners!
He proudly displayed all the options and I explained (or so I thought) that we only wanted a main course dinner (no starter or sweet to finish)
All went well and the chicken meal served and the plates removed! About 5 minutes later another three dinners arrived with the chicken cooked differently. We sat rather surprised and because communication was a problem..politely tried to finish the second dinner. When I looked over to the kitchen area all I could see was the owners (and wifes) heads watching us in amazement!...crazy English!!!
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Just been trying to figure out how to add accents on my phone - an honor 9 lite. Seems like I have to change keyboards or languages or something - I'll have to ask tech support (aka my son) how to do it!
I learned so many things while walking the Camino... one of them was this practical item: on my Samsung Galaxy 9, I can change language keyboards very easily, by pressing and sliding the long 'English' key across to 'Français.'(see the language displayed centre bottom, between the comma and full stop marks). To enable this choice, I first had to add français to my languages, via Settings, but I only had to do that once and now my keyboard is bilingual! I can SMS, email, Whatsapp, write on this Forum, with all the correct accents and diacritics. I am going to add Spanish, now that I have so many new Camino friends.
 
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trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I learned so many things while walking the Camino... one of them was this practical item: on my Samsung Galaxy 9, I can change language keyboards very easily, by pressing and sliding the long 'English' key across to 'Français.'(see the language displayed centre bottom, between the comma and full stop marks). To enable this choice, I first had to add français to my languages, via Settings, but I only had to do that once and now my keyboard is bilingual! I can SMS, email, Whatsapp, write on this Forum, with all the correct accents and diacritics. I am going to add Spanish, now that I have so many new Camino friends.
I use the Swiftkey keyboard on my Android phone. With Swiftkey, you don't even have to manually switch keyboards. It does the switching automatically when you type in another language that you have added to the app.
 

William Marques

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Staff member
Just as a follow up. We are delighted if you post in your own language but please follow this with an English translation.

This is especially true of non-western alphabet languages which moderators cannot recognise and which if not accompanied by a translation will probably be deleted.
 

HaraldS

Member
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2011-2017: Home(Germany) to SdC via Cologne-Taizé-Le Puy-Somport-Camino Aragones-Camino Frances
Nach einigen Wochen schaue ich hier ins Forum und stelle fest, dass es z.B. das deutschsprachige Unterforum nicht mehr gibt, das es mal gab. Finde nur ich es nicht, oder ist es entfernt worden? Gerade jetzt, wo www.pilgerforum.de seit Monaten nicht funktioniert, wollte ich mal schauen, wie es hier mit dem deutschsprachigen Unterforum aussieht.

After some weeks I'm back to this forum and notice that the german sub-forum which used to be here doesn't exist any more. Am I the only one who doesn't find it or has it been removed? Right now, as www.pilgerforum.de doesn't work since months, I just wanted to have a look if there's a german community here.
 

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