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Legal requirement for documentation in user's language? - continued
Subject:Legal requirement for documentation in user's language? - continued 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 10:52:48 +0000
I should have mentioned that I'm looking into this subject from a
theoretical perspective - it has nothing to do with Oracle.
I'm looking into the subject as part of my MA in Technical Communication.
I'm considering looking at SImplified English as an alternative to
translation but this dissertation would be completely worthless if product
documentation has to be available in a user's language.
Kathryn O'Donoghue wrote:
> 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).
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