|Re: HP-35S (Italian documentation)|
Message #6 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 13 Nov 2007, 3:32 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Massimo Gnerucci (Italy)
Manuals from the past (I still remember, and have, the HP-41C ones among others) were properly translated in italian... and it was a pleasure to read them "coast to coast" ;)
I can add HP-34C manuals (I have them but not the calculator!), or the manuals for the HP-48SX (again, got them but not the calculator), or the manuals of the HP-32SII (I know the guy who made the translation, he lives in Treviso, near me, he's a technician who works in the calculators world, so his translation was proper).
There was a time when you could buy an HP calculator and have a very good manual in Italian, the same of the English version (same figures and diagrams, same footnotes, same index), but in a very good and practicable Italian.
Those manuals where work of art, indeed!
Now, if for me, I'd go for the English version, no matter who made the translation. I don't trust HP anymore, in this sense.