Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

Kieran Snyder's webulated chit-chat.

September, 2006

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About Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

I am a Program Manager in the Windows International group. Check back often for Language Roadmap, Local Language Program, and Globalization Services updates, and various rants on all things linguistic. Occasionally I complain about the express line at the supermarket and rollerbladers who interfere with good, honest running.

  • Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

    From Afrikaans to Yoruba.

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    Today someone asked me whether there is anywhere on the internet that customers can find the Vista locale list. Several of us have blogged about custom locales and the ways in which customers might use them, but I wanted to post the full list of built...
  • Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

    Oh, the enumeration!

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    Note (10/3/06): This post contains outdated content. For the correction, please see the update in Oh, the enumeration? Part two. If you use EnumSystemLocales(), one thing you may have noticed in Vista is that the Spanish Traditional sort locale (040a...
  • Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

    What's in a name? Part two.

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    Back in the day, in a post entitled What's in a name? , I blogged about some changes to NLS identifiers that we made in order to better meet the expectations of customers accustomed to the IETF standard. In that post, I wrote: One thing to keep...
  • Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

    What's the emoticon for nerd?

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    I saw a really cool talk the other day by doctoral student Daniel Avrahami from CMU. Daniel is looking at correlations between properties of IM conversations (e.g. length of message, duration of conversation, time between messages sent, etc.) and the...
  • Loneliness of the long-distance linguist.

    Found in translation.

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    Though languages can be interestingly different from one another, the majority of work in modern linguistics has been dedicated to showing that the differences are only cosmetic; at heart, all languages are expressively equivalent. I know this is true...
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