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More numerological madness November 28, 2006

Posted by globalizer in terminology.

I thought I had seen all the crazy number abbreviations (or numeronyms as proposed by Tex Texin) spawned by the internationalization and localization community – i18n, l10n, g11n, t9n – but here’s a new one, at least for me: m17n for multilingualization.

And I see that wikipedia is already on the case.


1. non-evil programmer - January 25, 2007

I just noticed m17n myself. But that’s not the end of it. I also see they’re using a “numeronyms” such as l12y for “localisability”. I’m not sure whether you can talk about i20y or g13y. Maybe t11y.

2. globalizer - January 25, 2007

He he, yes – I have noticed l12y also. And it can only be a matter of time before we see more of the ‘number+y’ combinations.

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