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[Sorry if this comes off as a bit ignorant] I'm interested in adding language support for Indian (as in Asian/sub-continent) users....but I'm unclear how to go about this. It's mostly doentation that I need to translate, but there are a few interface parts (buttons, dialogs, etc) as well. I've read from some sites that Hindi is the official language, but then other sources have stated Sanskrit. I guess what it boils down to is: - What should I support? - Does anyone know of translation services that could handle this? Any info is greatly appreciated!...

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    [Sorry if this comes off as a bit ignorant]


    I'm interested in adding language support for Indian (as in
    Asian/sub-continent) users....but I'm unclear how to go about this. It's
    mostly doentation that I need to translate, but there are a few
    interface parts (buttons, dialogs, etc) as well. I've read from some
    sites that Hindi is the official language, but then other sources have
    stated Sanskrit. I guess what it boils down to is:

    - What should I support?

    - Does anyone know of translation services that could handle this?


    Any info is greatly appreciated!
    Eric Guest

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    In article <squidsoft.com>,
    com says... 

    Here's some info on sub-continental languages - not how to use them on a
    Mac though!

    In India there are 18 official languages! (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati,
    Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali,
    Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu - with English
    having 'associate' status)

    The good news is that English and Hindi are the two that are spoken most
    widely and middle class Indians (the ones with the computers - though
    I've never seen a Mac over there) will speak both. I wouldn't be afraid
    of using English it is very well understood and provides the simplest
    translation (UK spellings). Some of the best selling English language
    newspapers in the world are Indian.

    Sanskrit is mainly spoken by the Hindu priesthood and used at rituals.
    You could think of it in the same way as Latin in the West - except of
    course Sanskrit predates Latin by at least 1,000 years.

    As for the other sub-continental countries in Pakistan they speak Urdu
    (more or less Hindi with an arabic script rather than devanagari) and in
    Bangladesh they speak Bengali.
    James Guest

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