RE: Legal requirement for documentation in user's language?

Subject: RE: Legal requirement for documentation in user's language?
From: "Steve Hudson" <cruddy -at- optushome -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:34:03 +1100

I you really want to even think about serious European market penetration,
you will need FIGS. French, Italian, Greek, Spanish. The Germans tend to
speak and read English. The rest of it is still a bit mushy from there,
especially from my POV :-)

Steve Hudson - Word Heretic, Sydney, Australia
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kathryn O'Donoghue

> 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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