It should be (I know it always isn't, but it should be) easy to switch the system locale. Just like it's easy to switch locales in Opera browser. It's even easier in Skype. Or used to be.
On top of that, the Russian alphabet is freaking wrong, when the word "Звуки" (Zvuki), clearly beiginning with the letter Z does not appear at the end, but more closer to the beginning. This system is driving me crazy.
Just like it's easy to switch locales in Opera browser.
You mean it's not easy to switch locale in Skype? I remember a list of locales in the menu, just select and it's applied. It was as simple as that. On Linux it requires a restart.
Do Windows Seven and Eight include Multi-Languae Interfaces in the base package?
When I got to entering the product key, I couldn't type the letter Q, because it wasn't anywhere to be seen on the keyboard, due to not being part of the Latvian alphabet. The keyboard I picked had its keys shuffled around. Nobody uses this keyboard here as far as I am aware. I wasn't proficient enough with the computer to bypass this obstacle, and had to reinstall the system from scratch once more.
I have tried out many layouts and found to my shock that indeed some Latin-based layouts change the base letters. For example Romanian switches Z and Y around. Why?!
But while installing Windows, there were no obvious methods to switch applications, use copy-and-paste, or access keyboard layout switches. The screen is blank and only the setup dialog is shown. Maybe there are ways to escape from it, but back then I didn't find it, and had to work with what was shown to me.
When you've got a localised installation - you can't.
Except for Google Map, the service where you would want to default to where you are, that service defaults to North America, one place on the planet I never am these days.
I know that these exist. It's that I see no rational justification for their existence.
AFAIK, Google Maps default to your perceived location, if you use geolocation. You have to specifically enable it. I haven't and won't, but there have been moments when the option popped up and bothered me. Find it.Otherwise, you can cause Google Map default to some other location by using URL like maps.google.de or maps.google.se etc.
There are other companies that make faulty assumptions and stick with them.
Quote from: ersi on 2014-04-02, 20:30:16I have tried out many layouts and found to my shock that indeed some Latin-based layouts change the base letters. For example Romanian switches Z and Y around. Why?!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTYhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTZ
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