afterthought i18n and the conservative software culture
Posted Jun 2, 2006 21:16 UTC (Fri) by tjc
In reply to: afterthought i18n and the conservative software culture
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The problem is 100% cultural, and I don't mean cultural in the sense americans don't speak other langages, I mean cultural in the sense the software community collectively decided not to tackle some problems.
It's mostly a motivation problem. The people to whom it matters most are apparently not motivated enough, or insufficient in number, to do something about it. The reason that most free/open source software only supports the ISO-Latin-1 character set is because that's what most developer's use themselves.
Just wanting to be PC isn't very motivating for most people. The same goes for listening to other people bitch about what one ought to be doing with one's free time.
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