Re: "The Registe..aware of Asian nations..the likes of WhatsApp have become utterly ubiquitous"
Given the number of Spanish speakers (and other minority languages) in the USA it's amazing that they have no concept of multi-lingual software, or in fact, that there are any differences between the USA and Restoftheworldland.
A relevant story. I used to work for a large insurance company based in Switzerland. The CEO was persuaded that we needed a wonderful new motor insurance system from a US company. Merkin calls in to demo it. Of course it's all hard-coded English. But it looks slick and sexy. Then the underwriters ask to be shown how they customise the rating system, to allow for all the different 'points' etc, based on age of driver, type of car, annual use, type of use etc. "What do you mean?" was the answer
In the land of free-enterprise capitalism it seems that the state decides what price people pay for insurance. That's it. No premium calculations by the insurer. And the designers of this software had no idea that that system didn't apply globally. We didn't buy it.