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Had worked before with the assumption that character counts when translating from English to French or Spanish increase 30–50% on average.

Had not, until now, heard that the relative increase is inversely proportional to the length of the English string.

"The general message is that text will normally expand [when translated from English to another language], but note carefully how the smaller the source message, the higher the likely translation length."

Useful to consider localization as early as you can when working on UI. "When text is translated from one language to another, the length of the source and translated text is likely to be different. There are some ways in which these differences in length can be systematic."

I just wanna go home and play old(er) games. Like, some late-90's stuff.

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It's pretty disheartening to see how many people are 100% committed to giving Valve a pass for anything it chooses to sell on Steam.

TIL about the Delete & re-draft function on Mastodon. Appreciated.

Sometimes Windows decides to add another keyboard—typically US International or the French Canadian—and the only way to get rid of it is to add it to your settings and then delete it again.


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Is is indeed concerning that "important tools and internet services keep being consolidated into the hands of a few big tech companies"

Included on the CD of Bullfrog's 1996 real-time tactical game "Syndicate Wars" was a 259kb file MISC/PRIME1.TXT which contained the largest prime number (then known)

You want power?
You want speed?
The 700 Series is what you need

PA-RISC has set the pace
Hewlett Packard leads the race

"What happens when a horror movie composer and a guitar maker join forces? They create the world’s most disturbing musical instrument. Affectionately known as 'The Apprehension Engine'"

It occurs to me that I'm going to play Dark Souls Remastered so I can relive past glories mired in ever-fading memories of a better time, exactly like a Dark Souls character

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