[etoys-notify] [JIRA] Commented: (SQ-668) change "demon's castle" wording to be less offensive/worrisome

timothy (JIRA) tracker at squeakland.org
Fri Mar 5 11:08:05 EST 2010

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timothy commented on SQ-668:

Still two problems ... 1) until there's a translation, the English version is the default, so given the many languages in Africa, for example, it will be seen in English (also people will switch to English if they know English if the translations are not very good throughout Etoys).  Also, many Haitians read English or French better than Kreyol.

2) There are English speaking places that will have the same problem, particularly in Africa and other Caribbean islands.

This has been mentioned to me by US evangelicals, people who have done pilots in Africa, and many from Haiti.

Enough people have said this to convince me that this is a PROBLEM.

> change "demon's castle" wording to be less offensive/worrisome
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SQ-668
>                 URL: http://tracker.squeakland.org/browse/SQ-668
>             Project: squeakland
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: etoys
>            Reporter: timothy
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: etoys 5 and showcase
> As we head to Haiti, I'm getting considerable backlash about Demon's Castle from Haitian Americans.  Demons are very real in their culture, as they are for evangelical Americans as well.
> Simple suggestion ... change the name to "Wizard's Castle" and this text:
> "You have been captured by an evil demon!  If you don't escape, you will never see your friends again! You are my slave!  Ha ha ha!"
> "You have been captured by a wizard!  You must find a way to escape!"

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