« No thanks, Amazon | Main | Third world country »

June 24, 2015


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Depends. Would you also be happy to have buttons in Chinese, Spanish and French to take you to the language selection dialog in every single English-language app you own?

After all, the Chinese language is far, far more common as a native language than English, and so is Spanish. Hence it seems utterly unfair to expect English to be catered to, but not to feel one has to do the same in return.


Far more people are (potentially) inconvenienced by the lack of a Chinese button than of an English one...


It's a fair point but if you can understand English you have a reasonable chance of being able to navigate menus in languages such as Spanish, French or Italian. But you would have close to zero chance of understanding the Chinese or Japanese characters.

My biggest complaint here is that Microsoft haven't done a very good job of allowing you to change the language that is used in "Modern" (Windows 8) applications.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)