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Language Selection RRS feed

  • Question

  • I’ve been a reader and very occasional poster on this forum for a while, as no doubt every IT user of Microsoft products is, and have noticed a omission on the language selection drop down list.

    Different forums present different selections, which is fair enough, but one language is always missing… UK English, British English or even English English!

    US English is there, and even Irish, Australian, New Zealand and South African variants, but not the original mother tongue..!

    Why is this, it’s not like it’s a difficult language or anything?????



    ---------- Mark Locke



    • Edited by Locki Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:10 AM
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:46 PM forums question (From:TechNet Website Feedback)
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:08 AM

Answers

  • English (US) just means english. We don't offer or need forums for anything other than language. The fact it says US is because we have other properties in MSDN which are locale specific. 

    I'd like to change all this to just language in the future, but we'll see.


    Community Forums Program Manager

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 4:34 AM
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  • I don't even understand why there should be different forums for French (Belgique, France, Suisse) and German (Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz). There may be some differences in the vocabulary or the orthografic rules but they are easily negligible. A differentiation between seven variants of English could make sense for localized websites but what's the purpose of an English (GB) forum as opposed to an English (US) forum? Do you think the issues would be different, or do you expect some unbearable language barrier? Or do you miss a theatre for your colourful favourites? (No disrespect meant, only humour.)

    Understanding Windows is like understanding women.

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:17 PM
  • English (US) just means english. We don't offer or need forums for anything other than language. The fact it says US is because we have other properties in MSDN which are locale specific. 

    I'd like to change all this to just language in the future, but we'll see.


    Community Forums Program Manager

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 4:34 AM
    Answerer