I stumbled on this little nugget about our responding to the demand for the
Welsh language in Office.
href="http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=14497669&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=microsoft-deal-puts-welsh-in-reach-worldwide-name_page.html"> size=4>Microsoft deal puts Welsh in reach worldwide
It reminded me of when I was doing my first Masters degree and I bought a
book of Welsh-language poetry which I still have. Also, if you have ever
heard Welsh spoken, it is really beautiful.
Anyway, it also reminded me of how much the people here care about things
like this. I can guarantee that this Welsh-language update to XP happened
because there was a customer (or more) who cared, and there was someone at
Microsoft who picked up the task and pushed it through. Localizing in a language
is non-trivial, and it requires people who really believe in the effort to get
it done. It's one of the things I like about working here.
thought for the day: I love the song by cool band, Bush,
"Comedown". Great tune.