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XXI.3 May-June 2014
Page: 70
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Public policies and multilingualism in HCI


Authors:
Fabio Paternò, Marco Winckler, Loïc Normand

The design principle "speak the user's language" underpins the universal idea that interactive systems should be able to process and display information not only in the user's native language but also in an understandable and meaningful way, and, if possible, should also accommodate the user's cultural background. This is not simple in a world that counts more than 7,000 known living languages [1]. On top of this is the debate among scholars over the distinction between languages and dialects. Living languages evolve over time, and new minority languages are discovered and lost virtually in the time it takes to…




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