commit -- Unicode sample in various languages

From: Paul Rohr (
Date: Sat Apr 27 2002 - 03:05:34 EDT

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    In skimming the Pango mailing list recently, I ran across this image of the
    Unicode support for various languages in IE5:">

    For each of 40+ languages, they display a translation of the following
    phrase, which is evidently a slogan for the international Unicode

      "When the world wants to talk, it speaks Unicode"

    I've always been interested in compelling ways to keep track of our current
    level of support for various languages, and this seemed like a really cool
    way to do so. So I:

      - tracked down a few of the UTF8 variants of this document online,
      - converted the contents to AbiWord,
      - added language tags (to allow us to test spellcheck), and
      - merged information about ispell dictionaries.

    Thus, if you'd like to see how good a job we're doing so far, load the
    following document:




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