Originally Posted by crusinnn
English is not the official language, when you download pokerstars don't you see it ask what language you want to run the software in? Now let's say you run it in French do they expect you to chat in English in the chat box? No.
You may think that is the case but the actual PS rule is quite clear as shown here
17. Except in specially designated ‘national’ tournaments, your chat must be in English. Trivial exceptions (e.g. ‘Salut!’, ‘gracias’) are acceptable.
18. You are expected to chat in a way that would be appropriate in a public, face-to-face poker game
. It is strictly prohibited to use chat for any malicious or offensive behaviour, including but not limited to collusion, fraud, spam, and/or harassment. Abusive, foul, racist, threatening or otherwise inappropriate chat will not be tolerated.
There are also reminders in the chat box when a tournament starts and probably at other times