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It looks like they’ve decided not to publish any non-English books [1]. It’s a pity – I much prefer reading books in their original language if I’m able to understand it, and I was even considering contributing some German books to their collection. Maybe it would complicate the publishing process a bit though since different languages have different practices for things like punctuation.

[1]: https://standardebooks.org/contribute/accepted-ebooks




> I much prefer reading books in their original language if I’m able to understand it

Absolutely. To the extent that I have trouble focusing on texts I know to be translations, unless there are inescapably good reasons for them to be, i.e. they come from a language I have no chance of understanding.

Currently battling to resurrect my highschool German. Getting there, but cursing myself for not starting out with something a wee bit more accessible than Thomas Mann...


The tools are available. Maybe someone would be willing to make a similar project for other languages.


The only one I know of is http://projectoadamastor.org in Portuguese. I can't tell whether it uses the same tooling, but the project generally predates Standard Ebooks.




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