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Esperanto support for orthography and grammar for office and Windows

Office and Windows support more than 100 languages among them also very small languages with less than 10000 speakers. There is always missing support for Esperanto despite the fact that only in Facebook there are more than 300000 Esperanto speakers (f.e. the group Esperanto on Facebook, there all discussions are only in Esperanto has more than 16000 members!). I cannot understand why Esperanto support for Esperanto is missing. Our company (Allsprachendienst Esperanto GmbH, Archstr. 2, CH-8613 Uster 3, http://allsprachendienst.ch) produces several magazines in Esperanto with the help of programmes of the office family. So we have an urgent need for Esperanto support of office. We also offer translations from and into Esperanto. (If Microsoft intends to create a Esperanto version for the office langue support, our company would be able to deliver you the necessary know how – we own a big Esperanto vocabulary data base).

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      • Leland Ross commented  · 

        The minimal support Microsoft offers those of us who do half or more of our online stuff in Esperanto is one of the reasons I don't use their products, be it Office or Bing, when I can get as good or better results with free products that DO have more Esperanto support.

      • Jose Carlos do Carmo Thomaz commented  · 

        Por la klavaro la kutima maniero por la Esperanto specialaj signoj estas la sekva ĉifro: Ĉ = Shift + Ctrl + C; ĉ = Ctrl + Alt + c; Ĝ = Shift + Ctrl + G; ĝ = Ctrl + Alt + g; Ĥ = Shift + Ctrl + H; ĥ = Ctrl + Alt + h; Ĵ = Shift + Ctrl + J, ĵ = Ctrl + Alt + j; Ŝ = Shift + Ctrl + S; ŝ = Ctrl + Alt + s; Ŭ = Shift + Ctrl + U; ŭ = Ctrl + Alt + u

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Esperanto has been here for more than 120 years; there is a decent corpus of world literature translated into Esperanto, and also literature directly created in Esperanto, well comparable to literatures of small/medium-sized national languages; hundreds (if not thousands) of families all around the world use Esperanto as their everyday language; it is a bit naïve, at the very least, to imagine that it could "change overnight".

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Elhana, please stop spreading your hateful lies about Esperanto and get a life.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        >>That 'academy' has no official status whatsoever. No governmental or commercial entity recognizes its authority.

        There are commercial software companies that release their products in Esperanto. And I hope that the UNESCO, UNICEF and EU are governmental enough for you. English does not even have a standardization body. So no government or commercial entity can even recognize English.

        "Esperanto is part of the educational system in several member states. In Hungary it is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education as a foreign language; and examinations in Esperanto may be used to meet the requirements of knowledge of foreign languages needed to complete university or high school. Every year, since 2002, about 2000 people have passed examinations in Esperanto and it is recognized by the state."
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_European_Union

        "August 1908 The US officially recognizes Esperanto and sends Mayor Paul Straub to the 4th International Esperanto Congress in Dresden, Germany. "
        http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/esperanto.html

        1954 UNESCO Resolution: "The resolution was in support of Esperanto, an alternate international language, and recommended that the Director-General of UNESCO follow the evolution in the use of the language."
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montevideo_Resolution

        1985 UNESCO Resolution: "Noting the considerable contribution of the Esperanto movement, and especially of the Universal Esperanto Association, to the spreading of information about the activities of Unesco, as well as its participation in those activities,"
        http://e.euroscola.free.fr/unesco-en.htm

        "In addition to the UN and UNESCO, UEA also has consultative relations with UNICEF and the Council of Europe, and a general working relationship with the Organization of American States. It works in an official capacity with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as an A-liaison to ISO/TC37. UEA is active in public information in the European Union and as necessary at other interstate and international organizations and conferences. The organisation is a member of the European Language Council, a common forum of universities and language associations for the awareness of languages and cultures inside and outside the European Union. In May 2011, UEA officially became an Associate Member of the International Information Centre for Terminology (Infoterm)."
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Esperanto_Association

      • Elhana commented  · 

        That 'academy' has no official status whatsoever. No governmental or commercial entity recognizes its authority.

      • Elhana commented  · 

        Microsoft will not add support for languages which have no official standardization bodies.
        Esperanto is not recognized officially, it is not used as an official language, and there is no normative body to describe it.
        What you are proposing is basically spending money on a hobby project which can totally change overnight. You should see for yourself that it is not feasible.

      • Maria K. commented  · 

        (En) - I agree.
        (Eo) - Mi tute konsentas.
        (de) - stimme voll zu.

      • Dianne Lukes commented  · 

        Jes mi subtenas gxin kaj vocxdonis por gxi. Amike, Diano

      • Kelli commented  · 

        Bonegan proponon.

      • Vladimir commented  · 

        Mi tre gratulas tiun ideon.

      • Stanislaw commented  · 

        Tre placxas al mi tiu propono kaj mi subtenas gxin.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        As a fluent speaker of Esperanto and daily user of Office and Windows, I support this request made by Allprachendiesnt GmbH in Uster, Switzerland.
        Als fließender Esperanto-Sprecher und täglicher Benutzer von Office und Windows unterstütze ich die Bitte der Allsprachendienst GmbH in Uster/Schweiz.
        Kiel flua parolanto de Esperanto kaj ĉiutaga uzanto de Office kaj Windows mi subtenas la peton de Allsprachendiesnt GmbH en Uster, Svislando.
        Comme locateur courrant d’espéranto et utilisateur quotidien de Windows et Office, je soutiens la demande d’Allspachendienst GmbH à Uster en Suisse.
        Robb Kvasnak, Ed.D.

      • Mares commented  · 

        Tre bona ideo.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is the great idea on Earth.

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