Feeds

HTC forgets Norwegian alphabet

Where did the Ø go?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The letter Ø is missing in HTC Desire HD touchscreen keyboards intended for the Norwegian market.

Ø dear.

This language faux pas* was uncovered today by Eurodroid, whose Norwegian correspondent Jostein tells the site:

I recently purchased the HTC Desire HD and quickly discovered that the Norwegian letter “Ø” is non-existent the messaging application, neither with the onboard keyboard or the downloaded ‘Scandinavian keyboard’ app from the Android Market. It, however, works perfect in the recipient field, in the mail application and web browser. I asked HTC about it, and it confirmed the problem:

A software fix is presumably in the works but HTC has nothing to announce yet, Eurodroid says.

Letters we don't have

The Norwegian alphabet has 29 letters - three appear after Z. They are ‪Æ Ø Å‬.

Want to know how to pronounce them?

‪You can listen to the Sounds of Norway ‬on Youtube.

*Faux pas

Google Translate renders faux pas in English as faux pas in Norwegian. It renders faux pas in French as snuble in Norwegian. Snuble in Norwegian is translated as stumble in English.

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.