RE: Languages required for regultory approvals in Asia/SE Asia

Subject: RE: Languages required for regultory approvals in Asia/SE Asia
From: Anindita Basu <anindbas -at- in -dot- ibm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:47:02 +0530

No, it wouldn't be Urdu in India. Urdu is only one of the several other
additional official languages. The primary official languages are Hindi
and English.

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To: <victorianuttle -at- aol -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>

Subject: RE: Languages required for regultory approvals in Asia/SE Asia?

Just a guess from my corner:

Chinese-Simplified, China, Singapore, HK?;
Chinese-Traditional, Taiwan;
Korean, Korea; Japanese, Japan; Vietnamese, Vietnam; Indonesian, Indonesia;

English, Australia and maybe India and HK.

HK means Hong Kong. They might still accept English-language stuff
officially, I do not know. Same for India. I think that the main official
language in India is Urdu.
I've listed eight languages here and nine countries or localities.

Oh yeah: Myanmar: Burmese. Laos: Laotian. I have probably forgotten some

I could help your company with the Chinese, but my direction is INTO

Jim Jones

Chinese | German | Spanish to English

Technical Communication Services (Editing, Illustration)

-----Original Message-----
Long story short... when my
old company majorly downsized last year, I was one of the people to go
as a full-time, but they've kept me busy with a couple hours of work a
week since then . . . If anyone can email on-list or off with some advice
any places I can look to try and figure out myself, it'd be much
appreciated.? Right now, we've got a standard set of European languages
(French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) and have Arabic, Chinese and
Japanese in progress.? From my research that should cover us as far as
"official" languages in Asia/SE Asia go, but again, I am not a regulatory
engineer but apparently I sometimes play one in the off hours.


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