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Job listings hint at broader language support for iOS input

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Tue July 30, 2013

OS already up to over 50 languages

Apple is looking to further improve the language support in iOS, new job listings suggest. The software already supports over 50 language options, including ones that require handwriting recognition, like non-Pinyin Chinese. The listings call for more engineers on the iOS keyboard and text team -- as well as the UIKit Frameworks team -- in order to "work closely with international teams and native speakers to accommodate all the world's script systems."

There are some significant gaps in iOS' language support, such as Afrikaans and the Persian alphabet. iOS already supports a number of uncommon language options such as Cherokee, Icelandic, and Tibetan. Major languages, like English, French, and Chinese, are often covered in multiple variants, such as Canadian versus standard French.

by MacNN Staff




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