Thank you Frans.

Hi Guys

Frans is an editor and has written a nice piece on CPF

we thank Frans for this.


Melih, what language is this article written in? I’d like to pass it though a google translation to read what it says.


wow… now I know why free translation services are free… literal / brute force translations make “D!ck & Jane” look like poetry ;D

But I certainly got the gist that they liked it… and are looking forward to the international/translated versions.

For the benefit of all the forum readers, here’s a ‘human’ translation of the article from Dutch into English. The underlined items marked in blue are only for quick visual reference (to see where you are in the Dutch original). They are not real links, so if you click on them and you are going nowhere, it’s not your mouse playing up… Any comments on how to rephrase the English result are welcome, as I’m not a native speaker of English.

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Paul Wynant
Moscow, Russia

Thank you very much p2u, an excellent translation. What a great article.

Thanks p2u! :wink:

2 m0ng0d & AOwL™:
Graag gedaan!

(Dutch for: ‘My pleasure’). Don’t try to pronounce this. Might take some time to learn, and some English-speaking people never do. (:NRD)

In English transcription it sounds about like this: ‘Khra:kh khed’a:n’

Paul Wynant

Thanks p2u! :wink: Well, it is good to know, that Comodo is the best firewall!

Není Zač.

Well, anyone can guess what that means in Czech, can’t they? (:NRD)

P.S.: You should all thank Frans; he’s the one who wrote it… (:WIN)

Paul Wynant
Moscow, Russia

Thanks for the translation Paul.


You are always welcome, Melih!

Paul Wynant
Moscow, Russia