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June 24, 2015

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Anon

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers

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

Chris

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.

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