| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 12:27:24 +0000
| From: Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net>
| Brian Foster wrote:
| > whilst you arguably don't have the language issue
| > (since yer expecting just an Irish cliental?),
| > it's another geolocation-related example of
| > why an ability to override guesses/defaults is
| > essentially mandatory.
| English, Polish, Chinese then Irish is the order of % spoken now.
| I've seen Offical documents in Chinese, Irish and Polish.
| It's [an] issue for somebody!
agreed. however, there is a difference of sorts.
the site(s) I'm complaining about have, and are
intended to have, an world-wide cliental; for the
OP's site, located in Ireland, the visitors are
(apparently) also expected to be in Ireland (or
at least interested in Ireland blah blah ....).
as such, English-only would be understandable.
but a site, not necessary located in France,
which wants to (and does) attract visitors from
many countries/languages/cultures, asserting
“in France” means “MUST use French” is very
very fscking stupid.
it's a fuzzy line. I brought up the example not
only because it's very annoying (at least to me),
but also as an example where interferences are
made from the geolocation which simply are not
valid — and which anyone who can think should
realise isn't valid. the arseholes who “designed”
those sites seem unable to think.
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