Do you know what Հայերեն, தமிழ், اُردو, and Tiếng Việt have in common?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2012/02/28 04:01 -05:00, original URI:

Hint #1: This is not really any sort of riddle.

Hint #2: No, it is not the fact that Windows supports Հայերեն, தமிழ், اُردو, and Tiếng Việt.

Also known as Armenian, Tamil, Urdu & Vietnamese.

I mean, yes it does.

But that's not what I'm asking about.

Do you give up?

Over on the Microsoft Language Portal Blog, Palle Petersen has asked people to Give feedback on Windows terminology for Armenian, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese. :-)

From now until March 21st, you can let Microsoft know about how appealing, easy to understand, and technically correct things are.

Or aren't, of course. :-)

And by things I mean both many terms from Windows 7 and new terms for Windows 8.

If you love one of these languages, then this is a great opportunity to be awesome.

And to make the next version of Windows more awesome, via the well-known transitive property of awesomosity!

Kwpolska on 28 Feb 2012 11:45 AM:

I'd be more happy to give feedback on the piece of *** known as pl_PL Windows locale.  It's so terrible I ran away from it with my new machine.

Simon Buchan on 28 Feb 2012 1:09 PM:

Trying to think about how to describe a completely new term in a language is the kind of thing that gives me a headache.

Not apropos, but Armenian script looks pretty awesome!

Umapathyxp on 29 Feb 2012 9:04 AM:

Try to give some contribution to my mothertongue தமிழ் (Tamil) as I can. Thanks for the blog post to let the community to know the developments.

kana on 29 Feb 2012 1:26 PM:

I appreciate your hard work

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2012/02/29 What's the difference between Tiếng Việt, Tiếng Việt, and Tiếng Việt? (other than the obvious, I mean)

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