English for Asian readers

Subject: English for Asian readers
From: Margaret Gerard <margaret -at- TOSHIBA -dot- TIC -dot- OZ -dot- AU>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1993 12:04:06 EST

Hi All,

Recently I heard a passing comment that:

"In some Asian countries, readers are offended by the
use of the imperative mood and/or 'you' (for the user)
in technical documentation."

Does anyone know anything about this? Can anyone suggest any

Margaret Gerard email: margaret -at- toshiba -dot- tic -dot- oz -dot- au

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