Thanks a lot for translating this story! It’s a pity that so much of Lem is not translated into English yet.
It was an interesting read. I like how Lem kind of describes cloud computing services like S3, all that was old is new again. Though apart from sidechannel leaks, we haven’t detected any mysterious materialization of information yet :-)
Ukulele is a graphical keyboard layout editor for Macs. You can find out more about it here. The disk image contains some stock layouts, too. I looked at the Croatian one and checked the output of that key with the Character Viewer. It’s assigned to codepoints 201C and 201D shifted. Those correspond to English double quotes. Based on Wikipedia and…
My German teacher doesn’t know that’s a thing. I think most Germans only recognize it form maps and headlines, too. Doesn’t help that many fonts don’t have it, either.
I wish a German or Austrian person would comment here.