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Re: Google Interface Languages

  • Subject: Re: Google Interface Languages
  • From: "Mikkel Mldrup-Lakjer" <mikkel@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:44:30 +0200
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: SunSITE.dk - Supporting Open source
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"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i en meddelelse 
> _____/ On Tuesday 23 August 2005 15:34, [Mikkel] wrote : \_____
>> Have you checked out the language options for their user interface? (The
>> language you choose for Google commands and info).
> Do they also have Klingon? That wouldn't strike me as surprising...

Yes, they have Klingon, Pharmacists Latin, Bork Bork Bork!, Hacker, 
Interlingua, Esperanto and a dozen of things more, which I cannot tell for 
sure whether are languages or funny inventions. And, of course, my choice of 
the moment: Ewmew Fuddian...

[Fun killer: These articifical languages are of course a luxury, considering 
that there are still millions, probably billions, of people on earth who 
don't speak even one of the provided languages at all].

Although Google of course has its own commercial reasons for doing this, it 
doesn't prevent me for liking the approach. It is probably quite cost-low 
for Google, as they use free translations provided by users. I have even 
corrected some of the spelling mistakes in Danish, and will be curious to 
see if they are corrected.

> I'm lucky to be in an academic environment that
> sometimes seems close to matching that Utopian job, but then again, it's
> August...

Enjoy it until September... :-)

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