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Can Facebook be set up in Welsh? Yes of course it can, but… (27 Oct 10)

….there is something else to think about

And that is that when people post their comments they will choose which language they want to use. That’s what web 2.0 is all about – more user control.

But where does this leave organisations in Wales who want to use Facebook and who  have to comply with the Welsh Language Act?

This says that Welsh public sector sites have to be available in both English and Welsh…

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Comment by Chris Careers Wales North West — 29 Oct 10 at 11:38:14

At Careers Wales North West we have two groups "Gyrfa Cymru Gogledd Orllewin / Careers Wales North West" which is our general news group, and "Porth Ieuenctid / Youth Gateway" which gives information about our service for young unemployed teenagers.

As you will see from the titles of the groups, we do everything bi-lingually, and every post is made in Welsh first and then English. This is not done to comply to the Welsh Language Act but because the ethos of our company is that we are here to serve our community, and the majority of that community speaks both Welsh and English.

This is applied to all the company's work and publications, not just our web activities. Therefore it is not an issue for us, it is something we do naturally.

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