From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 19:28:13 EST
On 01/03/2004 14:57, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>The cost of software is unlikely to be a serious issue. I haven't been
>>to Tajikistan, but in many countries in that region almost any software
>>is available for the cost of copying a CD. As a result Windows XP and
>>Office XP (probably now 2003) are in general use.
>The cost of copying is not relevant. The cost of adapting a software so that it
>becomes usable for a given language is the one that prevails here. It's a
Windows 2000/XP and Office need no adaptation, just fonts and keyboards.
Well, the menus do need localisation, and obviously that is a
significant issue (although I guess most Tajiks know or can easily learn
the Russian for "File", "View", "Help" etc).
Issues of localisation of non-Unicode software are off topic for this
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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