Chapter 11. Polyglot Penguins

Linux Speaks Your Language

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These days, almost all operating systems are multilingual, or at least capable of becoming so. This is true of Linux as well. Just open your web browser, and, without performing any special installations, you can read pages in any European language, including those with non-Roman alphabets such as Bulgarian, Greek, Russian, and Serbian. You can even view pages in Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew, to name but a few.

But the multilingual capabilities of Linux are much greater than this, and the way that it handles multilingual matters makes it easy to take advantage of these capabilities. ...

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