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When Software Fails... (Possibly NSFW)
« on: May 07, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
Through a series of clicking in Wikipedia I ended up here:

NSFW on Wikipediaw

And read this:

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"Nigger-brown" colored furniture

In April 2007, a dark brown leather sofa set, sold by Vanaik Furniture and Mattress Store in Toronto, Canada, was labelled as “Nigger-brown” color. Investigation determined that the Chinese manufacturer used an outdated version of Kingsoft's Chinese-to-English translation software for writing the tags; it translated the Chinese “dark-brown” characters to “Nigger-brown”, and neither the Canadian supplier nor the store owner had noticed the incorrectly translated tag; subsequently, Kingsoft corrected its translation software. In Hong Kong English, the phrase nigger-brown was, decades earlier, routinely used in newspapers without racist connotation.


It was just a bizarre software issue that I thought some people might find interesting.
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