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Shouldn't there be a language translation technique on the physics Stack Exchange site?

As we know that the physics Stack Exchange site is an international website, there must be a language translation technique for non-English speakers as they face problems to express them freely.
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Please use gender neutral language

In the wake of a recent unfruitful discussion I feel it is necessary for the community to come to an agreement on what kind of language we want to use here. In particular, on whether we want to ...
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Asking questions in another language than English

I will start by referring to a question on MSE (Math Stack Exchange) (this) and an answer on Physics Stack Exchange Meta (this). Let me cite the questioner on MSE: Imagine I want to ask an ...
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When can non-English be used on this site?

Suppose a number of users from Russia, for example, decided to create a room discussing Russian physics and physicists, and they decided to converse in the Russian language. This would unintentionally ...
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The proper use of articles (a/the) with physical concepts

I'm not a native speaker and I have this question for some time now. What articles and when should be placed with physical and mathematical concepts? General Rules? a/the force a/the manifold a/the ...
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Discouraging the use of personal attacks and epithets such as “crackpot”

While some have noticed an apparent increase in the "noise-to-signal" ratio on this site, what concerns me is the rise in the "incivility-to-civility" ratio. Let us be clear about one thing - the ...
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Do we have a language policy?

I'm looking at What is the temperature of the surface and core of a neutron star formed 12 billion years ago now equal to?: part of the question was asked in Russian, which is the first time I can ...