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Sunday
Jun082008

Facebook Goes Welsh

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Come again?
Facebook is already available in English, French, German and Spanish. But they're working on adding another twenty-two languages through the Facebook Translator Application

The latest language is Welsh. Hence that Welsh railway station sign on the left. That incidentally is also the The longest single-word domain name in the world. Amazing huh? But not the longest place name in the world. That honour goes to the 92 character New Zealand town of Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu

Facebook is already partially available in Welsh after hundreds of key words, like “homepage”, were translated by volunteers.

Facebook is the world’s sixth most trafficked website with more than 70 million users worldwide. 323,000 of those are in Wales.

Facebook says -

We’ve opened the translation process up to the community because you know best how Facebook should be translated into your language. Please participate as much as you like in translating, voting, and discussion with your fellow translators.

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