Tag: international

Please Select your Language

I apparently speak Spain, United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

I would also like to speak Germany because it might be useful in Switzerland, you see, in Switzerland they speak a version of Germany, something like Swiss Germany.

As seen on http://easportsactive.com. And by the way, the reason why I was at their site is to try to figure out whether EA Sports Active, here in Switzerland at least, comes multilingual or not. From the box it seems to be only in German (or should I say Germany?), searching on-line I’ve found conflicting results. It seems EA Sports doesn’t dig multilingualism, they should support Esperanto to not have to deal with that problem (of course I’ve had to drop some Esperanto propaganda!).

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The need for a common language

This is just one small example of why we need a international common language.

In 1975, the World Health Organization refused:

  • U$S 148,200 for a better public health service in Bangladesh
  • U$S 83,000 to fight leprosy in Burma
  • U$S 26,000 for basic hygiene in Dominican Republic
  • U$S 0.50 per patient to cure trachoma, which has millions of victims and can cause blindness
  • and many other requests

Meanwhile, it accepted Chinese and Arabic as working languages increasing the expenses in in translations by U$S 5,000,000, every year. Continue reading “The need for a common language”