How to program non-English speaking countries? | by FadinGeek | November 2022
It’s something I’m interested in and…I finally contacted a guy who knows the answer
It is fair to say that not all countries know English and they don’t have to know the language as it is completely foreign to them. Of course, we won’t include countries like India, Pakistan, etc. because they don’t have their main language like English, but… come on… India has the second highest number of English speakers in the world, and all programs in India are written in English itself. But what about countries like Korea, Poland, France, etc. ? Well, what we do is about 33% of all the programming. The rest is not English or symbol oriented… I know.
BTW, I know you might disagree with this and your personal experiences, but remember. The fact that you are reading this means that you could understand and interpret English… I’m not talking about you
Some developers just use English and comment and break the code into pieces they can understand in their language. This is done in a way that uses keywords and identifiers more than understanding the language. While that might sound tedious and unprofessional to most of us, it’s the only way they could possibly work. Also, this type of programming is basically English programming in the eyes of computers, except for a load of comments, which means you have more opportunities to make this code useful to other people. because it is in English.
This method is of course only useful if the software itself is completely isolated in the country where it was developed and that is – Yes, to use the programming language of a native language.
There are programming languages like sako — which is similar to Fortran but made for Poles, Chagno — made for Koreans mainly for graphics-oriented programs like games, Rouille — a French Rust-like programming language, Kalaam — A programming language in Hindi, Glagol — A Russian programming language and so on…
So yes… Most people who are unfamiliar with the English programming language have a variety of basic options, but also have very less demand and are only rarely used.
But there is another way people get around this. And this is… You guessed it – Visual Script. Again, you need to know SOME English for this, to read what the basic words are written in it, but according to the person I met most people just use it to learn the English syntax and how it works as a starting bridge, to move on to hand coding using a language.
So yeah… It’s a completely different world that we’ve never seen and we barely know how it works.
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