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English/Arabic Cache Document, updated

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I noticed that the English/Arabic cache document had some Arabic linguistic and grammatical errors. So, I took liberty of updating it. You can download a copy from this link.

 

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Many thanks Walz. Do you mind popping around this weekend and swapping the ones in our current caches with an updated copy.

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I really don't mind at all, if I only had a 4WD vehicle. icon_rolleyes.gif

 

But I think I'm the 2nd native Arabian in Saudi Arabia who's trying to participate in GeoCaching. The 1st is Abo Hamad of the Eastern Province, I think. So, I doubt that the original document caused any damage. Whoever tried reading the Arabic part, needed to think really hard to be able to decipher what it meant.

 

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Originally posted by walzuhair:

I noticed that the English/Arabic cache document had some Arabic linguistic and grammatical errors. So, I took liberty of updating it. You can download a copy from http://www.alzuhair.net/waleed/doc/GeoCaching_Letter_English_Arabic.zip


 

Maybe you've already used the contact email to do this, but if not you should send a copy to Jeremy so it can be updated on the "list". icon_smile.gif

 

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I suspect Jeremy and his team are overworked. I have learnt that once overlooked always overlooked and so I don't think you will make progress without sending a prompt. It is probably worth having another go, though I would wait until after the (Western) holiday period and let the inevitable backlog subside.

 

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I checked the Arabic version and it looks great ... Good work Walz.

 

I will be coming back to Riyadh during the Eid holiday, seeking some caches. Last time I was there it was in October and it was fun. I remember a time (not very long ago) when there was only one cache throughout the kingdom and so I waited and waited for a closer location to be posted and now there is more than 50; 25 of which are in the last 2 and a half months or so.

 

I wonder why we don’t have as many caches/geocachers from the eastern province as you do in Riyadh. Is it because the landscape is boring here compared to what you got?

 

Happy geocaching and happy Eid to all..

 

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And an Eid Mubarrak to you.

 

Walz,

 

Is your translation reflected in the offical version yet. If not would you like us to lobby on your behalf?

 

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I emailed Jeremy a couple of times, but I guess he's busy. But please feel free to lobby and I thank you for it icon_smile.gif

 

By the way, I found a large Saudi Arabian community that uses a GPS to mark good camping grounds, but it's all in Arabic and does not follow the GeoCaching theme (here)

 

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Hey Walz,

 

Jeremy asked for a copy of geocaching letter. I have sent him a copy with all due credit to yourself of course.

 

I await for your confirmation that it has been accepted as the official version.

 

Does the Arabic-only version require a similar overhaul.

 

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I would suggest removing the Arabic only document, since it adds no value and limits information to Arabic readers. What do you all think?

 

Edit: I would also suggest converting it to some high-res image format so that people with any type of computer can read/print it. Being a Macintosh user in the world of wintel PCs gave me problems till I was able to edit it. (it was in Window M$-Word format)

 

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