Peter wrote:

>Why does input have to be by keyboard?

Virtual syllabic keyboards/Mouse click screens. : Slow but instantly
recognizable by users. [I can just see trying to use that for
inputting something in Vai on Google.]

> > On a purely theoretical level, a thirty person L10N team can produce a
> Do all of the thirty need to know the language themselves?

The fewer people who fluently speak both the source and target
language, the longer it will take to provide a complete desktop. For
documentation, and non-translation tasks, the only language that one
needs to be fluent in, is the target language.

> What would a spellchecker be for a language that doesn't have a standardized orthography?

A side effect would be forcing the creation of a standard orthography.

>that a codified/able tradition of Vai prescription exists for the
"grammar checker" to check.

Most grammar checkers use fairly simple rule sets, designed to catch
the most common errors.


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