p>For some reason, even though l10n and i18n have been fashionable terms in computing for the last few years, no-one seems able to localise properly into the lingua franca of computing, English. It may surprise some readers to learn that there’s more than one dialect of english, and some of these even have their own ISO codes (such as en_GB, en_US and so on…I’m ignoring the "ang" language for now). Some words in these different dialects are not spelled in the same way. I live in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Land of hope and glory, mother of the free…) and therefore those round things are known as discs. Indeed, when I insert my Mac OS X installer disc, it is called “Mac OS X Install Disc 1”. Then I launch the Firmware Password application, which tells me: “The firmware password is used to prevent others from starting your computer with a different disk.” Gah!