I have always wondered whether there is an English translation of Grothendieck's EGA (Elements de Geometrie Algebrique) available. Does anyone know whether there is and if so where I can find it? If not, are there English texts that cover similar material to the EGA that you would recommend? (My knowledge of French is very rudimentary, and while I can roughly make meaning out of some (non-mathematical) passages, it seems (from what I have heard) that some mastery of French is necessary to leisurely read the EGA.)
Yes, ish. There is a community effort (https://github.com/ryankeleti/ega) to translate the EGA into English. I’m posting this now because we’ve just finished EGA I, and around 30% of the combined EGA 0.