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17th December 2010, 10:34
I've been studying the O'Reilly book "Dojo: The Definitive Guide", for a clientco web app, and have been seeing a few bizarre shortened words such as "i18n" and "a11y".

Turns out these are called numeronyms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalization_and_localization) (and those two are short for "internationalization" and "accessibility" respectively)

Anyone seen many of these? have they been around for a while, maybe a spin-off from text speak?

17th December 2010, 10:40
That's 50 8100dy 1337!

17th December 2010, 10:45
I've seen i18n used quite a lot but never a11y.

17th December 2010, 10:51
R u 4 real?

17th December 2010, 11:13
I understand J00 (http://megatokyo.com/strip/9)

17th December 2010, 11:37
If we must simplify why not go back to Egyptians?. I would enjoy sending letters to an insurance company consisting of little doodles of elephants and things.