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Google’s hierarchy of languages?

Written By: daveski on October 26, 2009 No Comment

When I was using the Google Calendar service this morning, the server or something in cyber-ether-serverland must have hiccuped, because my screen was suddenly filled with the enormous error message below, in no fewer than 18 languages. It was a bit shocking to see, because Google normally seems to know my (the user’s?) preferences so well that it can custom-fit its messages to my language, my location…the one-size-fits-all, rather static error message that tries to cover it all and still manages to leave out 4000+ languages seems out of date in the era of Web 2.5, when all the translation takes place behind the scenes. But maybe it’s a good reminder of how much is getting left out of even the content that’s been custom-designed for me

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* Sorry ’bout the excess browser tabs!

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