Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:53:31 PM
The vice president of the company I work for has a printout taped to the wall next to his desk with help on how to use their, there, and they're. The vice freakin` president of the company.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:08:28 PM
Considering English speakers are the minority on the web, this fails badly.
*Native* English speakers are a minority on the web, but I'd be surprised if English speakers are. English is extremely widely spoken as a foreign language. It`s the international lingua franca (pun intended, of course).
Trying typing in Mandarin (or Cantonese or any of the Chinese dialects). That`s another reason for using an alphabet-based language online.
he obvious answer would be for a captcha to use the same language as the page it blocks access to. I think it`s a safe assumption that there are common errors in other languages too.
[quote]English is currently the dominant language of the internets. I doubt it will change anytime soon[/quote]
How soon is soon? Other languages have had similar or even greater dominance in the past. Greek comes to mind.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:18:35 PM
They'd still get in through multiple guessing though...
English is currently the dominant language of the internets. I doubt it will change anytime soon, since China severely restricts the access of it`s citizens. Also: English is the most commonly understood language, if you count 2nd and 3rd languages spoken, eh?