Tho the side nav feels very small (iPhone SE2020).
So they filter out any non-English text?
I also wonder what they mean with “untrustworthy” and how, specifically, this is and will remain different.
That must be a record for quickest contradiction.
Unless by “global” they mean… no, I’m stumped.
Also, “global” doesn’t have to mean “relevant and accessible to every single person in the world”. It could also be the opposite of “local”, for example, and describe the kind of content you can find, rather the kind of people.
Yes you can, and that has been standard practice on the Internet since forever.
Things are much better now with Unicode etc., you will still run into problems with things like directionality and non-Latin scripts all the time.
If English is the default language and if English support is always the highest priority compared to every other language, that’s effectively the same as saying “you can’t speak your language here”.
And it works the other way around too. If you build something local and support only the languages used locally, you’re effectively saying to everyone else, “you can’t use your language here”.
> Yes you can, and that has been standard practice on the Internet since forever.
Visst, klart du kan säga så, men andra kan lika väl strunta i det. Och tala om för dig att du beter dig som en översittare och ett arsel. Översittar-arslen har alltid funnits, det är inget nytt.
I subscribe to a global streaming service of Hindi content.
Niin sinä luulet. Liegst falsch, mon cher.
Boring but doesn’t cramp the view.
I guess the canonical English dialect pronounces it as "ooser"? Weird choice for us Americans.
I want to try it, but if it's all manual approval, I'll never pass. I can't get a legit email address via Tor.
There are all kinds of cases where this reveals interesting things about how someone pronounces things.
An American will speak of “an herb” because the h is still silent there (“an ’erb”), whereas an Australian (and most other English dialects) will speak of “a herb” because it’s no longer silent.
In the KJV, 1 Kings 10:29 gets two in one verse, speaking of “an horse for an hundred and fifty”, showing that in the English of the early 1600s, you had “an ’orse” and “an ’undred” by pronunciation, whereas all major dialects now sound the h. (For reading aloud, I personally say “a horse for a hundred and fifty”, having decided that a/an are the same word just with context-dependent spelling and pronunciation, like “the” has two context-dependent pronunciations (“thuh dog” versus “thee elephant”, likewise based on the next syllable’s sound), though they’re both spelled the same way.)
If a Rust developer writes “an &str”, they’re probably pronouncing it “an ampersand str” or “an and str”, but if they write “a &str”, they might be pronouncing it “a str slice” or “a reference to a str”.
I don't know what I'd call (or you're calling) 'major dialects' (just RP & GenAm?) but quite large geographic chunks of England would say "an 'orse for a 'undred", in the early 2000s.
(And 'a undred' is not a typo. I don't know why that's different, but 'an undred' just sounds wrong to me.)
I should also note that Indian English is also a bit patchy, their leading aitches are regularly silent due to it not being a common construct in their own languages; but they’re also less precise about a/an in general too.
I'm British, so I'm not that familiar with many American accents, certainly not your examples, but off the top of my head you do find elongated vowels, t->d, ay->i (short), rhotic r, nasalisation, 'vocal fry', 'baby voice', and ending every sentence or half sentence with rising intonation like it's a question?
Yorkshire doesn't pronounce the aitches.
It has a lot in common... human beings talking over a distance. > No empathy, and a lot of reduction and generalization.
I do appreciate the return to the message board, thread-based format. But let's be real there's nothing new under the sun
Everything is out of context.
Personally I think HN needs a bit of a modern design.
But it doesn't really affect me because i use Glider, an awesome android client.
The same w/blogs which pretty much stopped evolving after Tumbler & Medium.
tangent: Why are there still a lot of sites not doing dark mode first. Discord did a great job of this.
Actually I thought it looks good.
> an user