Legal requirement for documentation in user's language?

Subject: Legal requirement for documentation in user's language?
From: "Kathryn O'Donoghue" <kathryn -dot- odonoghue -at- oracle -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 10:13:19 +0000

> Hi, I seem to remember seeing a post about users having a right to
> documentation in their native language. I think this related to a EU law
> or directive. Does anyone know any more about this? I've searched the
> archives but I can't find the post I'm thinking of. I think it appeared
> some time towards the end of last year.
>
> Basically, does a product sold in a European country have to provide
> documentation in the language of that country? Or can documentation be
> provided just in English? (I'm not looking at the acceptance of English
> documentation here, just at the legal requirement).
>
> Regards
> Kathryn


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