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Question: New Language Poll :: Total Votes:11
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Hindi 0  [0.00%]
Bengala 0  [0.00%]
German 2  [18.18%]
Japanese 0  [0.00%]
Portuguese 0  [0.00%]
Russian 0  [0.00%]
Spanish 2  [18.18%]
English 5  [45.45%]
Chinese 2  [18.18%]
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lucky13 Offline

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Posted: Mar. 05 2008,15:52 QUOTE

Since you closed comments on yet another poll about this subject, I'll reply here...
I've got this notion of creating an 8-bit console font set that will cover the languages spoken by about 45% of people worldwide.  Please help out by answering the poll about the language(s) you speak/read.

How many nearly identical polls does this kind of notion require?

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Posted: Mar. 05 2008,22:33 QUOTE

Quote (newby @ Mar. 05 2008,00:35)

Interesting question.  Is there a difference in fonts between US and British English?

We Yanks can generally understand your English and vice-versa.  A Hindi, Bengala or Bejinghua reader would not have a clue (unless they were bilingual in English).

I'm looking at the opportunity for DSL to grow and spread around the globe, especially in areas where our cast-off hardware can still be made useful.  To do that, we need a font that has most of the accent marks used by 40% of people world-wide.  I'm looking at this in terms of providing the tool for others to use.

This is a hack that will take me a while.

My mistake - I've confused fonts and keyboard settings. To start the
poll pl put me down for English.

It's an admirable project. BOL.
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Posted: Mar. 07 2008,13:17 QUOTE

Quote (lucky13l @ Mar. 05 2008,10:52)
1. How many nearly identical polls does this kind of notion require?

My apologies, I realized that the order of the items would make a difference in how people responded.

Quote (jaygeedsl @ Mar. 05 2008,17:33)
2. It's an admirable project. BOL.

Thanks for the encouragement.
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