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  10   zh_CN/index
  11   it_IT/index
  12   ko_KR/index
  13   ja_JP/index
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  16.. _translations_disclaimer:
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  18Disclaimer
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  25Translation's purpose is to ease reading and understanding in languages other
  26than English. Its aim is to help people who do not understand English or have
  27doubts about its interpretation. Additionally, some people prefer to read
  28documentation in their native language, but please bear in mind that the
  29*only* official documentation is the English one: :ref:`linux_doc`.
  30
  31It is very unlikely that an update to :ref:`linux_doc` will be propagated
  32immediately to all translations.  Translations' maintainers - and
  33contributors - follow the evolution of the official documentation and they
  34maintain translations aligned as much as they can.  For this reason there is
  35no guarantee that a translation is up to date.  If what you read in a
  36translation does not sound right compared to what you read in the code, please
  37inform the translation maintainer and - if you can - check also the English
  38documentation.
  39
  40A translation is not a fork of the official documentation, therefore
  41translations' users should not find information that differs from the official
  42English documentation.  Any content addition, removal or update, must be
  43applied to the English documents first.  Afterwards and when possible, the
  44same change should be applied to translations.  Translations' maintainers
  45accept only contributions that are merely translation related (e.g. new
  46translations, updates, fixes).
  47
  48Translations try to be as accurate as possible but it is not possible to map
  49one language directly to all other languages. Each language has its own
  50grammar and culture, so the translation of an English statement may need to be
  51adapted to fit a different language.  For this reason, when viewing
  52translations, you may find slight differences that carry the same message but
  53in a different form.
  54
  55If you need to communicate with the Linux community but you do not feel
  56comfortable writing in English, you can ask the translation's maintainers
  57for help.
  58