I understand SimonC comments about closer to home issues in RISC OS.
I think what needs to be considered though, is the fact that many users closer to home are bi-lingual or need bi-lingual language support.
I am aware of the fact that RISC OS can import foreign fonts of many languages to Read Only. I was meaning to have foreign languages to read, type and all that like the PC encoding feature, I think this is UniCode?
So I guess RISC OS users who experience the needs for multiple languages will understand the importance of the need for RISC OS to support languages.
Another example, almost 2 years ago I never had internet on my RISC OS or any other PC in my school or at home.
So I never saw the need for RISC OS to develop a decent browser or any browser really.
Previously I thought that the Browser issue was not important and a waste of time as there were other software features that were needed (like Impression that I used).
But now I use the internet, I see the importance of browsers being right up to date and performing as good as any platform.
So I still think foreign languages are important, but not to purely flog RISC OS to a market but for access to other language just like the browser issue.