Microsoft has Quechua but Still Lacks Some Unicode

The Associated Press announced the Bolivian launch of Quechuan software by Microsoft today. The article notes that the word used for file is “quipu,” “borrowing the name of an ancient Incan practice of recording information in an intricate system of knotted strings.” Both Microsoft Windows and Office offer Quechua. Other languages supported include several varieties of Sami as well as Welsh, Māori and Xhosa.

Microsoft also released its nearly completed version of Internet Explorer 7, named Release Candidate 1. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t fully implement Unicode as can be seen by trying to read the June posts of this blog.

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One Response to “Microsoft has Quechua but Still Lacks Some Unicode”

  1. renato Says:

    I think Microsoft, could offer to Windows Office, not only these languages, but a greater variety, from biggest to smaller. Only recently I found the Language Interface Packs, for several languages, but not for the main ones, or at least the languages mentioned at Word, tools, languages.

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