if i may answer some of Christoph's question i may suggest the following:
a) +1 to have a basic Arabic users list and later derivatives would be
subject to traffic load.
b) a list name of "arb-users" seems good for me, i.e. having a distinguished
prefix while keeping the same rhythm of abbreviations.
c) as i noticed through various Arabic forums and websites that there is no
haze in understanding different accents of Arabs. thus, clear communication
hav a nice day ^_^
2010/4/11 Zied Fakhfakh <fzied(a)dottn.com>
We are running a local Fedora community in TUnisia:
, with our own mailing list, handling local
events and activities. This is some king of Tunisian Fedora Users group, not
might that inspire you ?
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Christoph Wickert <
> Am Samstag, den 10.04.2010, 17:51 +0200 schrieb Gerold Kassube:
> > Hi Tareg,
> > instead of starting a new list and re-invent the wheel again, ...
> > My personal opinion is: Point them to that list and invite them to be
> > part of the "big family"; here everybody will get "support",
> > an answer on (mostly) every question which is related to "be Ambassador
> > and spread the word" ...
> Tareq was talking about users, not ambassadors. And I assume - although
> he did not state this explicitly - he is looking for a list where people
> can speak their own native language instead of having to speak English.
> Diversity is a gift, we should be thankful to have users around the
> globe. Therefor we already have a number of localized mailing lists:
> * bangladesh-users
> * br-users
> * cs-users
> * de-users
> * el-users
> * es-users
> * Fa-community (should be fa-users I guess)
> * he-users
> * it-users
> * malaysian-users
> * nl (should be nl-users)
> Looking at http://fedoraproject.org/maps/f12/
I think there are indeed
> quite a few users in the middle east and northern Africa. Arabic is one
> of the most popular languages world wide:
> I think we should really have an Arabic list. My questions to Tareq:
> 1. Would it be ok for you to start with an Arabic users mailing
> list? If there really is high traffic we can still divide it
> 2. If so, what would be the correct name for this list?
> arabic-users? (ar-users might be confused with Argentinian
> 3. Will all users understand each other on this list or are there
> different dialects that differ too much?
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