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No Budget for Spelling and Style

Windows Vista Home Premium in Kazakh is notorious for its spelling mistakes and loose style. Although it was created under the aegis of a multi-billion corporation, they apparently practiced too much frugality on basic spellcheck and competent editors. Native Kazakh speakers would raise their eyebrows, learning how their mother tongue is strangely distorted by software nerds. «Control Panel» is especially ill-fated in the Kazakh version. True, it was translated correctly as «Басқару тақтасы» (Basqaru taqtasy). But, in the toolbar of «My Computer» it ...