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Only of interest in U.S.
Authored by: displaced on May 01, '06 12:46:44PM


Sherlock was absolutely useless outside the US in its default config. There were a few interesting plugins for 'foreigners', such as London traffic cameras... but I never got into having to launch a separate app just to get this info.

Dashboard is a different beast -- I use it regularly, it's just so handy to have that sort of info at the touch of a button. Apple's localisation of the default widgets does leave a lot to be desired. However, the barrier of entry to making new widgets is much lower than making Sherlock plugins, so there's a real wealth of extra localised widgets available.

Also, to be fair to the default Dictionary widget (and indeed OS X's system dictionary), it does handle all the British English I've thrown at it, although it's definitely coming from a US standpoint. Like the Oxford English Dictionary contains American spellings but marks them as [i][b]chiefly U.S.[/b][/i], OS X's dictionary labels UK spellings as [b][i]Brit.[/i][/b]

On a side-note, I really like the fact that English dictionaries (at least those in the UK) include international variations of the language. My inner lexicographical geek likes finding them out!

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Only of interest in U.S.
Authored by: displaced on May 01, '06 12:49:01PM

... and one of these days I might just remember that GeekLog on this site doesn't talk bbCode.

*bangs head on desk*

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