Letter from Bill Gates, Re: Windows Brooklyn Locale

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
Dear Consumas:

It has come ta our attention dat a coupola copies of the
WNDOWS98/BROOKLYN EDITION may have accidentally bin shipped outsida
Broooklyn. If ya got one a dese, you may need some help understandin' da
commands.

Da Brooklyn edition may be recognized by da unique openin' screen. It
reads:
"WINDAS 98," wit a background picture of Grand Army Plaza. When you
start da program, insteada da usual "harpy, stringy" music, you hear da
team f rom da Godfadda. It is also shipped wit a Sopranos screen sava.

Please also note:
Recycle Bin is labeled "Staten Island."
My Computer is called "My Friggin' Computa."
The Inbox is referred to as "Da Trunk."
Deleted Items are referred to as "Wacked," "Erased," or "Rubbed Out."
Dial up Networking is called "Da Bar."
Control Panel is known as the "Da Bosses."
Performin' an "illegal operation" is known as "enhancin' the family
business" and will actually maximize da program instead of shuttin' it
down.
Hard Drive is referred to as "Da BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) Rush
Hour."
Instead of an error message a "You ain't gonna friggin' believe dis!"
pops
up.

CHANGES IN TERMINOLOGY IN DA BROOKLYN EDITION:
OK.............Sure ting
Cancel.........Fugetaboutit
Reset..........Start Ova
Yes............Yeah
No.............Naaaaaah
Find...........Put a contract out on
Browse.........Get a looksee
Back...........U toin
Help..........(Help ain't available - yous don't need no stinkin' help)
Stop...........Knock it off
Start..........Move it!
Settings.......Dese are da rules

Also note dat any voice recognishin software run on da BROOKLYN EDITION
platform don't recognize da letta "R."

Some programs and udder accesseries dat are exclusive to WINDAS 98:
Typa..............A word processin' program
Printa............Printer
Calculata.........Calculator
Solitare..........Seven Card Stud
*** We regret any inconvenience dis may have caused if you received a
copy
udda
BROOKLYN EDITION. You may return it to Microsoft for a replacement
version.
If yous got a problem wit dat? Fugettaboutit!!

BILL ("4 eyes") GATES
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
I once tried to localize my finder (for greek) way back in the MacOS 8 days using ResEdit.... man there are SO MANY dialogue boxes, options, and menus you have to change lol :p

Seriously though... it would be fun to take the MacOS 9 finder and localize it like that :p

OS X would be MUCH simpler to do that with he he he ;) All you would need (I think) are the dev tools and a duplicate of the english.lproj lol :p


Admiral
 

Matrix Agent

Masochist Mascot
If anyone would actually consider making that, you could make a lot of money quickly. I'd pay up to $30 for error messages like that!
 
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