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Þann sun 15.apr 2012 20:38, skrifaði Andrew Pullins:
im taking all this from

Language... why do we need to tell people what language they are in. there
has never been a moment in my life where I had forgotten what language I
speak and read. i guess this could be useful for people who speak
different languages, but then again it does not take that long to recognize
that the words on the screen are not English. when I see Spanish, German,
or Swedish I do not wander if it is English. now I would not see the
difference between German and Swedish, but I could see that it
is definitely not English. so why is it even there?

Imagine this (a real-life example):

A french professional translator works in Moscow; editing documents with sections in various languages and alphabets ranging from Ukrainian and Russian to Dutch and French, using his good'ol French keyboard in an Russian OS, having LibreOffice UI alternatively in French and English.

In a case like this you'd really appreciate see right away which language you're editing (after disruption by phone or whatever).

Such a person is also a likely candidate to beg for a nice word/character/line count.

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