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25/07/2013

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Peter Harvey

Now 343 words. I have just added verso and versos. Spanish words that exist in English with different meanings are a problem for translators.

John Cowan

0409 and 0809 are Microsoft's legacy internal codes for U.S. and U.K. English respectively. Now they mostly use the international standard codes "en-US" and "en-GB" instead — this must be one place where they haven't switched over. (Why not "en-UK"? Because in formulating the standard two-letter country codes, words like "United" and "Kingdom" are left out; the Kingdom of the Netherlands is coded "NL", although the abbreviation "US" for the United States of America was apparently seen as inevitable.)

Peter Harvey

GB is the international car registration plate. But as I said in a recent post, it's confusing when you don't know what your country is called.

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