[LINK] Are GUI design standards no longer relevant?

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Tue Jan 19 15:44:05 AEDT 2010

Jim said:
> phonetic English would be a good move.

Which dialect would you use?

Afferbeck Lauder's Strine for Australian English ("Emma Chissit")?
Frafly for British English ("Assay - am frafly sorrair")? I can't
remember the name of the American version. Each would be mutually
unintelligible, and dialects like Irish, Scottish and Indian
English..well...the mind fairly boggles.

For all its many faults a common orthography has to be one of, if not
the, prime advantages of English as a lingua franca.

(This is one of the reasons that I stamp my little feet about America's
and the advertising industry's mangling of it.)

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