Monday, January 12, 2004

Hello, Bardaqani,

Thanks to your efforts, we are close to launching in

During testing, we found that we were not able to view the Kurdish page correctly in our browsers. I have attached a copy of
the page. If you don't mind, would you please open it up in your
browser and let me know if you can view it correctly? If you can,
we'll launch it!

Thank you so much for your continued efforts to make Google available
to all.

Sanjay G. Mavinkurve
Product Manager, International Domains and Languages

Sunday, June 08, 2003

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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003

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Since installing the Google Toolbar, my browser has begun to randomly crash. What's happening?

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Saturday, March 08, 2003

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Friday, February 14, 2003

ئه‌م ئی‌مه‌یلانه‌ی خواره‌وه وڵام و ڕوونكردنه‌وه‌ی ده‌سته‌ی به‌شی وه‌رگێڕانی گووگڵه بۆ هه‌ندێ پرسیار له‌مه‌ڕ dir=LTR (ڕۆگه‌ی (ئاراسته) =چه‌ب بۆ راست)- ی نووسراوه كوردیه‌كان له سایتی گووگڵ به كوردی. هه‌روه‌ها گرفتی فۆنته كوردیه‌كان له گووگڵ ‌‌ ‌و ئه‌دره‌سی دومێنی گووگڵ كوردی..

Thanks for your email. Once the text in our translation console has been
translated, it takes time before we can review it and update our live

Please post your question about Urdu fonts in our translation discussion
group at
so that other translators can help you.

We buy domains as we are able to. We have not yet been able to purchase a
Kurdish Google domain.

The Google Team

Original Message Follows:
From: "fere ruhani"
Subject: Google Kurdish (dir=LTR) "Site"
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:22:57 +0000


Thanks for the chnges of dir=LTR of the translation site texts!
I wonder whay these changes dosen´t show up in the "Google Kurdish
Site"( as well??

In my previous e-mail, I had asked about the problems with the Defaults
Fonts (Arial). Some kurdish fonts are not included in the Googles present
default font (Arial),and they appear like boxes in the text
(I think the Urdu translationtexts has the some problem).
Is is possible to change this default font to (Tahoma)? All the
kuridish fonts are included in Tahoma.
And my last question is about the domain name of the Google Kurdish, whay is
it so that the Urdu translation has got its own domain adress while 20% of
it isn´t ¨still done and the Kurdish is done and don´t possess its own domain

With regards

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

* fere ruhani :
> I am sending this e-mail concerning Right to Left direction style of
> the kurdish texts in the translation. The current direction style is
> Left to Right (the kurdish texts is written in Arabic script), it
> I wonder if you guys can change this direction setting, since this
> presnet translation of Google in kurdish is in Sorani (Arabic
> script)?

Fere, thanks for alerting us to this problem! I'll change Kurdish to
right-to-left by next week.

Li Tsun Moore
Translation Coordinator