Talk:Constitution of the Fifth French Republic
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The following relevant revisions have been made to (deleted) oldwikisource:Constitution de la France (Ve République):
- 12:51, 7 September 2005 CR m (wikification (partial))
- 03:40, 6 September 2005 OrenElrad (English Translation of the French Constitution)
If the note on this page is true, it is violating the copyright of a William Pickles, Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the University of London. John Vandenberg (chat) 01:52, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
As well as the copyright issue, the translation provided by Pickles is also a bit questionable as has been pointed out by this edit which I have undone to preserve fidelity.
- It's not about translation quality, the problem is that the constitution has been modified since the translation (some modifications date back to 1992). But there aren't that many modifications that it would need a new translation (although the copyright issue would need that, I think). SPQRobin 10:02, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
- This text doesnt match fr:Constitution du 4 octobre 1958 very well; e.g. much of article 1 has been placed in article 2, and article 2 doesnt mention the language (La langue de la République est le français.).
- This translation has copyright issues, so modernising it will only result in a copyright mess. John Vandenberg (chat) 10:52, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
CRITICAL ISSUE : Translation is wrong
I will not go into detail here. I will only state this translation appears to be possibly irrelevant at best (per chance, based on an obsolete text or draft), and completely wrong at worst. Please compare this article's so-called « English translation » to the French text to that at Fr.Wikisource. This article must be removed until a correct translation is provided. It is completely irrelevant what the so-called « source » states. (This is the kind of completely erroneous stuff that gives Wikipédia a bad name.) Please act immediately. Thank you. Charvex (talk) 21:23, 16 August 2010 (UTC)