Are video games now a reliable indicator of the true strength of languages?Watch
Could video games now be a reliable indicator of the true strength of languages? Take into account that it's common for linguistic elements of a user interface to be added into software by people specifically assigned for the task rather than the main programmers, and that software with a user interface in a particular language does not necessarily have to be produced in a country that uses that language. How many video games are there in Bengali, Latvian, Welsh, Danish, Uzbek, or Somali?
It is a strange thought that millions of kids worldwide have to learn another language (such as English or Japanese) even for something as simple and innocuous as playing a video game.