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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Someone who cannot read/write/communicate in English who lives in our society will noneteless receive mail written in English.

    They will deal with it somehow - usually by having someone else read it for them, telling them of the content (in their own language), and writing any reply for them (translating the reply into English).

    The keyboard message "Press F1 to continue" is worse. It communicates an action request while knowing that the recipient does not have the means to implement it. With the "no spea
    • by jdporter (36) on 2005.01.10 14:02 (#37356) Homepage Journal
      Huh? Just because the PC didn't detect a keyboard doesn't mean there is no keyboard. It may simply be that the connector was a little loose, or something.
      • Yes, I overstated it a bit. But what proportion of the time when the "Press F1..." message comes along will the reader actually be able to usefully press F1. Now compare that to the proportion of the time that a jury selection letter goes to a non-English speaker who is nonetheless able to return the later having checked the box that admits being incapable of working in English. So, does this second situation "trump" the first (as an example of oxymoronic catch-22 speak)?