Linked by Eisel Mazard on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:01 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The average computer user might think that the number of languages their operating system supports is pretty long. OSX supports 22 languages, and Microsoft claims to support 96, but they're counting different regional dialects multiple times. But there are over 6000 languages, and though many of them are spoken by a dwindling few, there are some languages that are spoken by millions of people that are supported very poorly, if at all, by computer operating systems. The reason for the support being poor is that the people who speak those languages are poor, and are not good "markets." It's only because of the efforts of a few dedicated people that computing support for languages such as Burmese, Sinhalese, Pali, Cambodian, and Lao have been as good as they are, but the trends for the future are not good.
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RE[2]: the reality...
by unclefester on Sun 17th Jun 2012 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE: the reality..."
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Scotland has never been an English colony. The majority of Scots supported England during the 1745 Rebellion and were in favour of forming the United kingdom.

Don't take your history from Braveheart(Mel Gibson hates the English). William Wallace was a French speaking Norman nobleman not a poor Scottish farmer.

Most Scots (like my ancestors) are of Scandinavian heritage - not Celts. The common language of Scotland has been Lallans (a form of Anglo-Saxon for almost 1500 years.

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RE[3]: the reality...
by zima on Tue 19th Jun 2012 16:17 in reply to "RE[2]: the reality..."
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So... he was of Scandinavian heritage too, right? ;)

PS. Is Highlander better?

Edited 2012-06-19 16:18 UTC

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