Chris Pratley wrote:
>I find it ironic that the biggest driver for multilingual
support, and therefore Unicode support, and thereby support for
minority languages in mainstream software, has been the needs
of large "faceless multinational corporations" - the same ones
that are often vilified for trampling smaller cultures. Funny
how things seem to work out in the end.
Not that I don't greatly appreciate all the I18N advances I've
seen software from Microsoft and many others, but support for
several dozen languages is still just a drop in the bucket when
it comes to > 6,800 minority languages.
By the way, Chris, you've mentioned in this thread Word 2000's
ability to detect the language of text. I think I finally
disabled that feature because it wasn't helping: it would
frequently tag my English text as French! Is it doing that
because I grew up in Montreal?
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