The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 23: Tamazight? Outta sight!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2012/06/05 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2012/06/05/10315033.aspx


Previous blogs from this series:

Now that we are at the Windows 8 Release Preview, you might figure there are no surprises left on the locale front.

And no one would blame you for thinking this; it is an entirely reasonable supposition!

But looking back to zn earlier part of the series -- part 14 -- you may know where we are going here...

Behold tzm-Tfng-MA!

a.k.a. Central Atlas Tamazight (Tifinagh, Morocco):

tzm-Tfng-MA in Regional Options

And now, we have a ballgame!

Try it out, let me know what you think....

New locale, new script, new keyboards -- new everything! Not even running on my "pseudo-enhanced-pre-Cherokee" view can dampen my positive feelings here -- that's Tamazight using the Tifinagh script!

I think this is pretty exciting, don't you? :-)


kinokijuf on 5 Jun 2012 8:06 AM:

Can one download a pseudolanguage MUI for Windows?

Michael S. Kaplan on 5 Jun 2012 8:16 AM:

Not at present, though it has come up in conversation to consider from time to time....

Robert Hir on 5 Jun 2012 12:00 PM:

Is the language being added by the pack, seriously mostly english characters with dot's, dashes, and accent marks? Seems like alot of work for something that in your example is almost entirely english readable

Michael S. Kaplan on 5 Jun 2012 12:22 PM:

Tifinagh? Or Pseudo?

Naravas on 14 Jul 2012 5:14 AM:

Tifinagh script in windows 8 is awesome but what about Amazigh language pack ? More than 50 million people speak Amazigh in north Africa and their PCs don't have their language.


referenced by

2012/10/26 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 28: We finally fixed that 'Install New Languages' thing!

2012/10/02 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 27: No, the T and the H aren't silent...

2012/08/20 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 26: Hey Windows 8, there's someone on the phone for you.

2012/07/11 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 25: Something old, something new, something repurposed, and something...

2012/06/07 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 24: I Adar you! Hell, I Double Adar you! (Windows 8 ed.)

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