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Internet Explorer 9 delayed in Japan

By Emil ยท 9 replies
Mar 14, 2011
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  1. Microsoft Japan has announced that the Japanese version of Internet Explorer 9 will be delayed. The Japanese side of the company did not give a new future date to look forward to, but it did say that the recent earthquake was one of the reasons it would not be able to release IE9 on time. The launch of IE9 is expected to take up significant network bandwidth for the software giant and in Japan those pipes are needed for more important things.

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    I don't understand the purpose of putting the two translations here, instead of the *real* one, unless it's to show that Microsoft clearly copies Google's translator as well as search strings...
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,294   +1,748

    Haha, good one @raswan. No difference between the two.
  4. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +12

    Yea, that does seem odd. either way, i dont think "who's stealing what" is the point of this post.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    "this time due to the earthquake"

    As opposed to all those times MS delayed a launch due to non-natural disaster related reasons.

    Both translations sound bad so nobody has an edge on anyone.
  6. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Agreed. Just wondering why they put two translations in that are ****-tastic, instead of one that is grammatically correct.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,530   +420

    Because Emil does not understand Japanese and did not have anyone to turn to for a proper translation. I suppose the inclusion of both is because both automatic translations are bad for different reasons, perhaps reading both would give a better idea of what it said.

    Emil, can you link the original Press Release in the article or post it in comments?
  8. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 133   +12

  9. bonniesmith

    bonniesmith TS Rookie Posts: 40

    IE is not that popular in Japan so this wont cause any problems to the big players.
  10. This article is about popularity of web browsers in Japan: http://whatjapanthinks.com/2010/01/21/japanese-web-browser-preferences/

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