Language detection and system settings, part 1

  Once upon a time, a customer got in touch with us about a font rendering problem, where instead of seeing the characters he expected to see inside his applications, he saw question marks.   –          What’s your system locale? we asked. –          I’m in Cleveland, he said, in my upstairs home office.   Some…

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By popular demand: Transliteration vs. translation.

  Okay so no, when we say transliteration, we don’t mean translation. But they do have some things in common.   Understanding the difference between language and writing system – which naturally everyone does now, having read the previous blog post – is essential to understanding the difference between translation and transliteration.   As discussed…

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