[Printing-summit] UI Question - choosing from among 7, 000 la nguage tags

peter sikking peter at mmiworks.net
Fri Oct 6 08:09:30 PDT 2006

Michael, Ira et al,

I'm here to help.

I have read the messages up to now and want to ask Ira the following:

Name me a practical example where it is necessary and in the
interest of the user to query the user to select a language
from a loooooong list.

That will cut to the chase.

About the aforementioned self-limiting. I just had a look
and my OS-X (sorry to curse here) is shipped stock with
99 internationalisations (language localisation +
date/time/number formatting and stuff...).

That is a) a practical mature example and b) a list too
long to display in a list or menu. To cut this 99 up I would
go for selection by continent to avoid the country and
nationalistic issues.


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