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Apple working on adding Cherokee language to iOS devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2010 3:13 User comments (3)

Apple working on adding Cherokee language to iOS devices Apple has been working with Cherokee tribe members to include the ancient Cherokee language as an option on iOS devices, in an effort to appeal to younger tribe members who also want to keep up with their heritage.
The ancient Cherokee language was put into writing two centuries ago, and tribe members already use Apple computers with the unique characters, explains DigitalTrends.

iOS devices have support for 50 international languages, but none are Native American.

Cherokee Chief Chad Smith contacted Apple about the addition of Cherokee three years ago, and the update should come in 2011.

There are only 10,000 speakers of Cherokee, with most younger tribe members not ever taking the time to learn the ancient language.

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3 user comments

124.12.2010 14:21

I hope its an optional update, deleting other languages was one of the first things I did when I jailbroke my phone



227.12.2010 12:41

Originally posted by stuntman_:
I hope its an optional update, deleting other languages was one of the first things I did when I jailbroke my phone
Awww c'mon like you wouldn't use it? Oh, doesn't sound like much of anyone would...A politically correct waste of time...lol


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

328.12.2010 8:01
shadyj
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Originally posted by dEwMe:
Originally posted by stuntman_:
I hope its an optional update, deleting other languages was one of the first things I did when I jailbroke my phone
Awww c'mon like you wouldn't use it? Oh, doesn't sound like much of anyone would...A politically correct waste of time...lol

Actually I have been studying Cherokee for 3 years now. My grandmother is the only person I know that speaks the language fluently and I would hate to see her knowledge pass with her. Perhaps politically correct is more than something that doesn't appeal to yourself.

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