How does one judge the moral fiber of a Unicode character?Minh wrote:This video was brought to you by the Vietnamese
A most morally-loose character.
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Note for the record that I am not actually a "two-timer", despite Robert's suggestion that this phrase be used for people who have been in more than one video (previous one here).
drloc wrote:Dear Michael, Can ya plz tell ma about Urdu Language Support in Vista and Vista Urdu Localizationz.......... THankz
Sorry for the delay there. But see this post on my blog for info on the XP LIP for Urdu, which is a first step!
bonk wrote:So did I understand it right, that when I buy my german Windows Vista at my local store I will get all the other different localizations right with it on the DVD ? So I can switch the whole UI and everything that is related to that culture to Latvian, Mongolian or whatever? If so, does that mean that the only real difference between an USA Windows Vista and a German Windows Vista is the carton around it ?
I am asking because, we could then test our localized applications, without having tons of different windows installations on our testmachines.
The exact SKU packaging has not yet been announced, so it is unclear exactly what it will look like. Though it is unlikely that every single UI language will ship in the one releaze, for several reasons, such as:
* not all of them are done and ready at the same time.
* customers who do not want all languages will want a "cheaper" version without all languages bundled (this happens now with Proofing Tools)
But the truth is that the architecture now supports the idea of packages that can be installed to add languages easily, and there are several targeted SKUs that many OEMs will want for multgilingual locations like Canada and Switzerland, and several other scenarios are being considered as the SKU decisions are being made....
For developers, the traditional mechanism for such things has been MSDN, so they are a good place to keep an eye on for future plans in this area.
Maurits wrote:Yes, there is a Fijian language
Chording system... I want this! But I thought the keyboard interface was limited to a certain number of simultaneously pressed keys?
But don't tell everyone bout Fijian, or I won't ever be able get that research trip comp' d!
You can take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/508595.aspx where I have tried to give an answer to the question thats that you have posted. We'll see what can happen here....
JillianLang wrote:Who is that on your shirt, Michael?
Long time no talk!
You know perfectly well who is on the shirt since you and I both saw her at a show several years back -- she was opening for the Kinks in Boston, I believe? And you said you had a nice time, to boot!
For everyone else, it was Aimee Mann on the shirt. My shirts are at this point divided evenly between singer/songwriters and US intelligence agencies; the shirt I was wearing that day fell into the former category, obviously!
michkap wrote:As for the name, that is a different story and has nothing to do with the U.N. or the US or the 100 countries. Like I said, maybe I will cover it in the blog some day.
You can actually compare the LOCALE_SENGLANGUAGE to the LOCALE_SNATIVELANGNAME to see what I mean....
bonk wrote:Is there any way we can get hold of the the .NET 2.0 sample application sourcecode shown first in that video (the one that listed all the cultures). It seems a good app to get to know .NET globalisation.
The original one is a GotDotNet sample that was posted some time ago in both VB.Net and C# forms. It is still there, in fact.
The one that better supports 2.0 (based on the one I demo'ed in the video) will be available shortly; Francois is working on it and promises it will be done soon. I will post about it in my blog when it happens.
Very interesting. I have a doubt about globalization: How does Microsoft choose the languages a beta product as Windows Vista will be shipped? I heard Vista Beta 2 will be in German and Japanese. How have these languages been chosen?