Friday, January 16, 2004

Localization of Software

Good article on The Economist.

I read a while back about some Scandanavian country with a relatively low population protesting about Microsoft not offering Office in a localized version. Eventually, Microsoft gave in and agreed to put out a version in their language. I feel eventually, as more and more people start using software around the world, ALL software will have to be localized. Right now, no one really pays much attention to it. English is sort of the default language when it comes to anything to do with computers. But as computer use grows, so will the importance of language.

What do you think of this?

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