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Mozilla Labs issues 'major' Ubiquity upgrade

No more 'English-centric assumptions'

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Mozilla Labs released an update to Ubiquity - its in-browser command line utility - yesterday.

The open source browser maker described the release of version 0.5 as a “major upgrade” that makes the instructions you give to Ubiquity feel more natural and human.

The latest version of the experimental plug-in, that has reinvented the command line to make mashups easier, is now also available in more languages.

“The original Ubiquity parser - the part of Ubiquity that takes what you typed and matches it to what you want to do - was based on English-centric assumptions. Some languages don’t use spaces between words.

"Some have the verb come at the end of the sentence. Some put different endings on nouns to identify what part of the sentence they are,” said Mozilla in a blog post.

Ubiquity 0.5 comes loaded with a new input parser that Mozilla wonks have written from scratch to support many languages.

Additionally the utility will have commands localised in Danish, Japanese and Portuguese. Mozilla said it planned to add more languages to that function soon.

The organisation finally spun out its latest browser - Firefox 3.5 - last week, some six months after it was originally expected to arrive.

Since when, Mozilla has already confirmed that patches will be issued to squash bugs its development team hadn’t managed to eradicate ahead of the launch, much to the chagrin of some users. ®

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