Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 27th Dec 2007 05:37 UTC, submitted by Esther Schindler
Graphics, User Interfaces "It's hateful when a developer takes a 'shortcut' that saves that individual a couple of minutes, but thereafter causes extra effort from every single user. Awful as they are, these application design errors - all the fault of lazy developers - are entirely too common."
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RE[5]: I would add
by mojojojo on Sat 29th Dec 2007 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I would add"
mojojojo
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2007-11-20

I understood that, but tagging to support this automatic conversion sounds like a hassle. Why bother? Where do you propose to draw the line in the demand for such things? With a demand that it handle local spellings, so I don't have to figure out what "digitised colour" might mean and you can live in ignorance of the orthographic abominations considered standard in communities other than your own? Automatic localization of the word "football"? Conversion of "lorry" and "lift" to and from "truck" and "elevator"?

In my dialect of English, we have a second person plural pronoun. This is an improvement to the language and I insist that everyone tag their use of "you" for number so my browser can represent it properly!

Local variations in vocabulary and usage are here to stay. If you learn to live with them you'll be better prepared to converse with people from other parts of the world and other segments of society.

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