Best Foreign Language Test Phrase Ever!
I've been doing a lot of work lately that is ultimately of benefit to people who want to use a language other than English in their software output (and input). For this you need test data, preferably in a lot of languages. Until now, I've been using a little file with the equivalent of "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" in a number of languages.
Today I struck gold!
My new favourite test phrase is "my hovercraft is full of eels" and here is a page with the phrase in over 60 languages. Brilliant!
(For those who don't know the origin of the phrase, it's from a Monty Python sketch called The Hungarian Phrasebook.)