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Swedish not in language pair lists
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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Jan 23, 2006

Someone posted a question as all-English which obviously should have been English-Swedish. I wanted to change the language pair to English-Swedish, but Swedish is not in the language pair lists on either side! Nor is "Svensk". Is there some new politically correct name for it of which I am not aware?

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Swedish is in the language pairs Jan 23, 2006

Jack Doughty wrote:
Swedish is not in the language pair lists on either side! Nor is "Svensk". Is there some new politically correct name for it of which I am not aware?


Hi Jack,

Thanks for bringing this question to our attention. I just changed the language pair. And Swedish is in the language pair list. I don't know why you cannot see it, though. It definitely hasn't changed name

Daphne

[Edited at 2006-04-07 16:15]


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Sorry, my mistake. Jan 23, 2006

I thought the languages were in alphabetical order, so I was looking towards the end of the list. But I now find they are not in alphabetical order. What order are they in, does anyone know?

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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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your own settings Jan 23, 2006

Language pairs in KudoZ are always listed in the order you specify them in your own KudoZ settings.
Whenever you want to ask a question that is not in your usual language pairs, open the "More languages" link and you will find a list of all available languages.

I hope this helps.
Csaba


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xxxMihai Badea  Identity Verified
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Alphabetical order Jan 23, 2006

Csaba Ban wrote:

Language pairs in KudoZ are always listed in the order you specify them in your own KudoZ settings.
Whenever you want to ask a question that is not in your usual language pairs, open the "More languages" link and you will find a list of all available languages.


Dear Csaba,

Try to edit a question and you’ll see that on the Edit Question page the languages are not listed in alphabetical order. The same applies to the the fields of expertise in Freelancers Directory, which are not in alphabetical order either. As far as I’m concerned, I think I’d find things easier if they were listed in alphabetical order.


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Not in alphabetical order Jan 23, 2006

Mihai Badea wrote:
Try to edit a question and you’ll see that on the Edit Question page the languages are not listed in alphabetical order.


I noticed that, too. So strange... Maybe they are listed on continents or something similar, I don't remember exactly, but, anyway, it would be easier if they were in a strict alphabetical order.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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There isn't one alphabetical list, but there are several tiers of alphabetical lists Jan 24, 2006

Hi all,

I got confused first, because when I check the language list in the main Kudoz page, as well as in the Ask Kudoz page, I can see that all languages are listed in a strict alphabetical order: from Abkhazian to Zuni. However, upon hitting the Edit button, we find several alphabetical lists from most to least frequently asked languages, AFAICS, which I find convenient. So, if you need Arabic, represented by a large community in Proz -hence must be used very often in Kudoz- you have it at the top of the first list. For Afrikaans, however (which is a smaller language in terms of the frequency of Kudoz questions asked), you have to skip to the second alphabetical list which begins right after the first one ends with Urdu; the second list ends with Vietnamese and right after that comes the third list beginning with Ancient Hebrew, and so on, 'zzzOtherzzz' and 'zzzTest Language' serving a break function. I hope my attempt to explain things won't create yet more confusion, just check the list out, you'll see that it's very neat

Now let me go and try to understand the language of specialized field lists!

[Edited at 2006-01-24 07:48]


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xxxMihai Badea  Identity Verified
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It makes sense Jan 24, 2006

Xola wrote:

However, upon hitting the Edit button, we find several alphabetical lists from most to least frequently asked languages, AFAICS, which I find convenient. So, if you need Arabic, represented by a large community in Proz -hence must be used very often in Kudoz- you have it at the top of the first list. For Afrikaans, however (which is a smaller language in terms of the frequency of Kudoz questions asked), you have to skip to the second alphabetical list which begins right after the first one ends with Urdu; the second list ends with Vietnamese and right after that comes the third list beginning with Ancient Hebrew, and so on, 'zzzOtherzzz' and 'zzzTest Language' serving a break function.



Yes, it makes sense. The languages seem indeed to be grouped depending on how frequent they are asked. I have no problem with the way the languages are currently ordered, as I only need to select from the first group, but I think I’d find it inconvenient if I had to select a language from another group.

A bit off-topic now. I went to the Freelancers Directory and I noticed that sometimes the fields of expertise are grouped depending on their relatedness:

Agriculture
Livestock/Animal Husbandry

Engineering: Industrial
Mechanics/Mech Engineering


However, in other cases, I couldn’t understand the logics of the order:

Astronomy & Space
Finance (general)
Automation & Robotics

Computers: Systems, Networks
Law (contracts)
Cooking/Culinary



Xola, if you manage to understand the list of fields of expertise, please let us know!

[Edited at 2006-01-24 10:07]


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It doesn't make sense Jan 24, 2006

I think all these lists should be in straight alphabetical order. In that way, everyone would know immediately where to look without having to work out the basis of grouping the listings.

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