From: Rick Cameron (Rick.Cameron@businessobjects.com)
Date: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 21:45:28 CST
What characters needed by French are missing from Latin-1?
And which are the "most used" languages you refer to? English and
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Subject: Re: internationalization assumption
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 03:22 "Tom" wrote:
> Let's say. The test engineer ensures the functionality and validates
> the input and output on major Latin 1 languages, such as German,
> French, Spanish, Italian,
Just a side point: French cannot be fully addressed with Latin 1.
Of course, it is good enough for things like say order entry (since all the
keyboards do not provide access to the "missing" letters), but if you care
about i18n, it is probably not good enough.
Also, it strikes me that the test engineer validates "major Latin 1
languages" but yet misses the most used of them.
> If those products handle all languages as addressed above, could it be
> assumed that the entire character sets in whole latin 1
Probably not. About every language has its peculiarities (which is a good
reason to have validated platforms instead of trying to validate products
one by one). For example, in Catalan, we have special rules for hyphenating
"*" (which is a Latin1 character, present on the keyboards); I am sure there
are other special rules for other languages, too; in fact, I am sure that
there is no product nor any platform that can claim to support *all* such
rules, so there are always limits.
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