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Weird Oriental Text Problem in Spotlight
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Aug 30, 2009, 05:49 PM
 


Strange.... it was ok before 10.6
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Aug 30, 2009, 05:52 PM
 
The correct term is Asian.
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Aug 30, 2009, 05:54 PM
 
Thanks!
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Aug 31, 2009, 04:45 AM
 
It's Japanese. Strange.

You didn't accidentally switch languages preferences did you? Does it still do that after you log out and back in?
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Aug 31, 2009, 06:32 PM
 
Im definitely on English and its still a problem even after a restart!!
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Sep 1, 2009, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
The correct term is Asian.
Umm no. It's time people stop using the term Asian to mean ONLY people/things from the far far east (Orient). I'm Asian but not from China, Japan, Korea, etc.

     
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Sep 1, 2009, 03:34 PM
 
Where did I say Asian only means that?
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Sep 1, 2009, 07:26 PM
 
Asian is IMO anyone from the continent of ASIA....

Look im not after a lesson in racial correctness just want some help with a stupid problem with apples "Most advanced operating system available"

Anyone got any sensible ideas??

Raman where are you from? (was having a discussion about this with my g/f tonight)
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Sep 3, 2009, 08:13 PM
 
Any other ideas of what i can try??
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Sep 4, 2009, 06:34 AM
 
Is Disk Utility the only application that it does this for?
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Sep 4, 2009, 07:32 AM
 
No.. System prefs... Activity Monitor... text edit... stickies... calculator!
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DVD Player... Dictionary
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Sep 4, 2009, 10:59 AM
 
Have you tried logging into another account and seeing if it still happens? That will give you a clue if it's system-wide or a problem with your account.
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Sep 7, 2009, 06:02 AM
 
It functions as normal on the GUEST account!!
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Sep 7, 2009, 06:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
Asian is IMO anyone from the continent of ASIA....
Oriental (as opposed to occidental) is actually the correct term, although not very specific.
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Sep 7, 2009, 06:43 AM
 
Thanks for the 'PC' lesson... now any ideas how to fix my mac? ;-)
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Sep 17, 2009, 07:27 AM
 
OK... this is really beginning to piss me off! Just spent a whole day reinstalling OSX and it was fine (spotlight in english!!!)

Now were are back where we started!! WFT is going on?

Please does anyone know how i can stop this from happening?
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Sep 17, 2009, 07:30 AM
 
OK sorted it! I had to put.. English, British English and US English in the Language settings!!

Wierd eh?
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Sep 19, 2009, 08:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Oriental (as opposed to occidental) is actually the correct term, although not very specific.
Oriental is anyone to the east of the Greenwich Meridian. This would imply that austrians are orientals which as true as it is ridiculous.

Asian, on the other hand, comprises anyone (and/or anything) to the east of the Ural Mountains. Russians are orientals (as japanese are).

So, technically speaking, the Japanese katakana text (which reads "disuku yutiriti", Disk Utility) is both oriental an Asian.

When speaking about cultures or cosmovisions, as the boundaries are loose, so are the precision of the term used. There is a lot of occidental cultural manifestations in Asian nations. I could say that Shinto is an oriental religion.

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