27 Apr 2007 malcolm   » (Master)

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.)

Syndicated 2007-04-27 18:57:34 from Malcolm Tredinnick

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