Multilanguage Features for Public Access Computers

Blackhall, Gael
February 2004
Feliciter;2004, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p24
Public use computers require the capacity to switch to a wide range of languages to meet needs of multiple users. Setting up a stable configuration of one or two languages, as in a home or office, does not provide the flexibility required for public use. In 2002, Calgary Public Library successfully unearthed the multi language features that were nascent in MS Windows, MS Office 2000 and Internet Explorer. These Microsoft features make it possible for public computers to pivot among some 50 languages for all the required functions: email, word processing and Internet browsing.


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