Any relation between Ubuntu Rosetta and the commercial product Rosetta Stone ?

Asked by John D on 2007-04-12

Ubuntu's translation subsystem ("product") is called "Rosetta".

There is ALSO a commercial translation software product named "Rosetta Stone".

Is there any relationship between these two, or is it just coincidence** ??

John D
Canada

** both product names refer to the Hieroglyph-cracking stele found in Rosetta, Egypt, in Napoleonic times. The large flat stone had three sections of writings inscribed; each in a different language. One of the languages was Greek, which was well-understood, so the stone served as the long-sought key to deciphering ancient Egyptian Hieroglyph writing.

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Solved by:
Carlos Perelló Marín
Solved:
2007-04-16
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2007-04-16
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2007-04-15

No, there is no relationship between them. It's just a coincidence.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) said : #2

Also, the part of Launchpad formerly known as Rosetta is now called Launchpad Translations.

John D (djjd) said : #3

aha, just coincidence of name.

met some resistance from a candidate language community, as they'd said "No" to (expensive) commercial product named Rosetta "STONE".

I must now introduce them to the separate Ubuntu "ROSETTA" and get them started.

Thanks to Carlos and Community.

smiles
jd
Canada

John D (djjd) said : #4

ahem

.. must introduce them to .. "Launchpad Translations" ...

thanks Matthew and Community.