The English language is sometimes described as the lingua franca of computing. In comparison to other sciences, where Latin and Greek are the principal sources of vocabulary, computer science borrows more extensively from English. Due to the technical limitations of early computers, and the lack of international standards on the Internet, computer users were limited to using English and the Latin alphabet. However, this historical limitation is less present today. Most software products are localized in numerous languages and the use of the Unicode character encoding has resolved problems with non-Latin alphabets. Some limitations have only been changed recently, such as with domain names, which previously allowed only ASCII characters.

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  • The English language is sometimes described as the lingua franca of computing. In comparison to other sciences, where Latin and Greek are the principal sources of vocabulary, computer science borrows more extensively from English. Due to the technical limitations of early computers, and the lack of international standards on the Internet, computer users were limited to using English and the Latin alphabet. However, this historical limitation is less present today. Most software products are localized in numerous languages and the use of the Unicode character encoding has resolved problems with non-Latin alphabets. Some limitations have only been changed recently, such as with domain names, which previously allowed only ASCII characters. (en)
  • L'inglese è la lingua franca nel campo dell'informatica e di internet e la terminologia specialistica di molte lingue è dominata o molto influenzata da parole inglesi o da suoi adattamenti e interferenze. (it)
  • L’anglais dans le domaine de l’informatique est parfois décrit comme la langue véhiculaire. Là où les autres sciences utilisent le latin et le grec comme source principale de vocabulaire, l’informatique préfère emprunter des termes à l’anglais. En raison des limites techniques des premiers ordinateurs et de l’absence de standards internationaux pour Internet, les premiers utilisateurs étaient cantonnés à l’utilisation de l’anglais et l’alphabet latin. Aujourd’hui ce problème est moins fréquent, la plupart des logiciels étant internationalisés dans plusieurs langues et tous les problèmes d’alphabets non latins sont résolus grâce à l’encodage des caractères en Unicode. Certaines restrictions n’ont été modifiées que récemment, tels que le nom de domaine qui ne pouvait supporter que les caractères (ASCII). (fr)
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  • The English language is sometimes described as the lingua franca of computing. In comparison to other sciences, where Latin and Greek are the principal sources of vocabulary, computer science borrows more extensively from English. Due to the technical limitations of early computers, and the lack of international standards on the Internet, computer users were limited to using English and the Latin alphabet. However, this historical limitation is less present today. Most software products are localized in numerous languages and the use of the Unicode character encoding has resolved problems with non-Latin alphabets. Some limitations have only been changed recently, such as with domain names, which previously allowed only ASCII characters. (en)
  • L'inglese è la lingua franca nel campo dell'informatica e di internet e la terminologia specialistica di molte lingue è dominata o molto influenzata da parole inglesi o da suoi adattamenti e interferenze. (it)
  • L’anglais dans le domaine de l’informatique est parfois décrit comme la langue véhiculaire. Là où les autres sciences utilisent le latin et le grec comme source principale de vocabulaire, l’informatique préfère emprunter des termes à l’anglais. En raison des limites techniques des premiers ordinateurs et de l’absence de standards internationaux pour Internet, les premiers utilisateurs étaient cantonnés à l’utilisation de l’anglais et l’alphabet latin. Aujourd’hui ce problème est moins fréquent, la plupart des logiciels étant internationalisés dans plusieurs langues et tous les problèmes d’alphabets non latins sont résolus grâce à l’encodage des caractères en Unicode. Certaines restrictions n’ont été modifiées que récemment, tels que le nom de domaine qui ne pouvait supporter que les caract (fr)
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  • English in computing (en)
  • Inglese nell'informatica (it)
  • Place de l'anglais dans le domaine de l'informatique (fr)
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