RE: Pupil's question about Burmese

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2010 - 20:22:07 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Cunningham

    >> Your system locale has to handle the Burmese language.  So you need to
    >> either install Windows 7 in Burmese or change under Regional /
    >> Language options in Control panel, under Adv tab.

    > well considering Burmese is a language that is not supported by Microsoft ... the above is relatively irrelevant.

    At whatever point Burmese _is_ supported in Windows, system locale will not be relevant. To be clear, the legacy Windows notion of system locale is relevant only in relation to apps that support only legacy Windows encodings, not Unicode. There is no system locale support for languages such as Hindi or Armenian or Khmer, but that does not prevent display of text in those scripts in Unicode-capable applications. So, for instance, every copy of Windows 2000 or later versions is capable of displaying Hindi or Armenian text, regardless of the system locale setting; every copy of Windows Vista or later is capable of displaying, in addition, text in scripts such as Khmer and Ethiopic; and every copy of Windows 7 is, additionally, able to display text in scripts Tifinagh and Tai Le. In all these cases, the system locale setting has no bearing.


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