2.23 Message and Dialogue
2.23.1 Languages of country
|China||CNA||Chinese||Some minority'slanguages can be used as second official language for some national autonomous regions|
|Hong Kong||HKG|| English|
|India||IND||Hindi||Supplemental languages are: Tamil, Assamese, Bengali,Gujrati,|
|Engilish||Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya,Punjabi, Sanskrit, Telegu and Urdu.|
|Indonesia||INA||Indonesian||Many local dialect/many local language|
|Malaysia||MAS||Malay||Supplemental languages are: Chinese, Tamil|
|Philippines||PHI||Filipino||Many localdialects are available. (Tagalog, Ilocano, Bulakeno,|
|English||Panggalato, Bisaya, Zambali, Ilonggo, Chabakano,Pampangeno and other minority dialects)|
|China||CNA||Widely accepted, (with Chinese becoming of same importance)|
|Hong Kong||HKG||Widely accepted, (with Chinese becoming of same importance)|
|India||IND||Accepted now, but moving toward to Indian language|
|Indonesia||INA||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
|Japan||JPN||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
|Korea||KOR||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
|Malaysia||MAS||Accepted now, but moving toward to Malay language|
|Philippines||PHI||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
|Singapore||SIN||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
|Thailand||THI||Accepted as computer prompts to be used by IT specialist|
2.23.3 YES and NO (MESSAGE AND DIALOG)
Use of YES and NO is confusing (from native speaker of English view) in some culture.
For example, for the question: You did not have lunch. didn't you?
Answer is XXXX, I did not have lunch.
|Type-1||XXXX = NO||(This is normal English. YES/NO is depending on following sentence)|
|Type-2||XXXX = YES||(This is for some case, YES/NO is depending on the fact of TRUE/NOT TRUE)|
As a matter of fact, most of Orientals make this mistake (from English view). This fact implies the guidance for design of prompt of system and application. "Do not use negative question"
|China||CNA||2||for ordinary persons|
|Hong Kong||HKG||2||for ordinary persons, 1 for IT specialists|
|Indonesia||INA||2||for ordinary persons|
|Japan||JPN||2||for ordinary persons|
|Korea||KOR||2||for ordinary persons|
|Malaysia||MAS||2||for ordinary persons|
|Philippines||PHI||2||for ordinary persons|
|Thailand||THI||2||for ordinary persons|
2.23.4 Character Set
Though ISO/IEC 10646 is intended to include every necessary characters in it, there are still national (and/or defact) standard(s) of coded character set of the country. For those character sets, see annex A of this data book.
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