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Arrr, Ahoy and Avast!

If ever there was a reason for using proper internationalisation in your applications this has to be it.

If ever there was a reason for using proper internationalisation in your applications this has to be it. In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, Skype has released a language pack that will change your Skype interface into a sailing, pillaging and looting extravaganza.

In the overall scheme of things this is a just another language pack and one that has to be manually installed, but it is the little things that often make or break an application. If you look at the demographic of pirate talkers, one quickly realises that they don't mind manually updating apps and it's this sort of one-off that gets kudos for cool factor at least.

So what am I on about? Well feast ye peepers on these screenshots me hearties.

Quit is such a boring term whereas I'd much rather "Abandon Ship". A call is now an "Ahoy" with conference calling becoming a "Sea Shantie".

Fatal errors are usually the least entertaining experience, although I actually wouldn't mind seeing this one once: "Internal Fatal Error #%d:|%s|Skype will be Closed and a developer will be made to walk the plank!".
At last! Developer retribution is at hand, send him to Davey Jones' locker!

About Chris Duckett

Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic advent...

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