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From: Denis Maier <denismaier@mailbox.org>
To: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>,
	orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Multilingual support (proposals and state of the question)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 18:03:59 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <287759c8-3a2d-e635-f6e2-54936ae264d0@mailbox.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87o8d95pvo.fsf@posteo.net>

Am 17.05.2021 um 17:41 schrieb Juan Manuel Macías:
> Hi all,
> I would like to start a thread on this question, leaving some basic ideas and
> sketches of my own, in case someone else wanted to join the discussion.
> I think it would be nice if Org Mode offered consistent support (out of
> the box) for multilingual documents. That is, those documents where
> there is a main language and it is possible to toggle between a list of
> others 'secondary' languages, in the LaTeX Babel way. Those documents
> could be consistently exported to other formats with multilingual
> support: LaTeX, of course, but also html, odt, etc.
> What is your opinion?
> I think Org documents should have three levels in multilingual management:
> - Short text segments, something like an 'inline block' for other languages
> - Blocks
> - Sections
> For short inline segments, IMHO and without the need to innovate, I
> think an excellent candidate are the links defined with
> org-link-set-parameters. For example:
> Lorem ipsum [[lang:de][some text in German]] dolor sit amet
> (For structures of this kind I found very interesting ideas here:
> https://github.com/alhassy/org-special-block-extras)
> As for blocks, I think of a hypothetical 'lang' block:
> #+begin_lang el :variant polytonic
> Some text in polytonic Greek...
> #+end_lang
> However, in a previous thread
> (https://orgmode.org/list/87k0og8fss.fsf@list.aleks.bg/) Aleksandar
> Dimitrov proposed an idea that seemed very suggestive, at least in
> concept: add a ':lang' argument to the Org code blocks:
> #+begin_src org :lang fr
> Some text in french
> #+end_src

Why not add a :lang property to other blocks as well?
#+begin_quote :lang en
this is english.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-17 16:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-17 15:41 Multilingual support (proposals and state of the question) Juan Manuel Macías
2021-05-17 16:03 ` Denis Maier [this message]
2021-05-17 18:10   ` Juan Manuel Macías

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