The Illinois Department of Public Health has a very comprehensive drop-down menu for picking your preferred language, which is good, except that it is so comprehensive that it includes "English, Middle (1100-1500)" and "English, Old (ca. 400-1100)" right under English, also there's "Egyptian (Ancient)", "German, Old High ca. 1050-1500", "Irish, Old (to 900)", "Low Saxon", and, maybe most perplexingly, "Indo-European languages"

@Pixley i bet it would be pretty easy to find where the developer stole this list from lol

@alex @Pixley yepppp I was about to say "oh no this is standards ruining everything"
I get the desire to just use a standard but ....

Klingon is in there somewhere I think. IIRC it's based on every book ever published/language known πŸ˜‚

@Pixley @alex thanks to my job I am V. familiar with this particular list πŸ˜‚ and it's a v. v. bad choice for this use case πŸ™ƒ but fun to see in the wild

@platypus @Pixley @alex hold up. Klingon is in there, but not Tengwar? What's going on here?


@platypus Ah, that makes sense. The KLI strikes again :)

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