Microsoft Office and the Welsh language


I stumbled on this little nugget about our responding to the demand for the
Welsh language in Office.


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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.


 Rock
thought for the day: I love the song by cool band, Bush,
“Comedown”. Great tune.


Rock on.


Comments (1)

  1. julie says:

    I had to chuckle at this post… my daughter’s name is Welsh (Seren which means star)…my son was named not after but because my husband heard the lead singer of Bush on the radio one day and liked his name (Gavin).