James Caldwell - Pacific Rim Connections, Inc.
James T. Caldwell, Ph.D. is a multilingual computer technology consultant working out of Pacific Rim Connections, Inc. He has worked in the field since the early 1980s, when, as Assistant Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, he helped the Stanford University faculty use computers for their Asian language research and publishing. In the mid-1980s he was manufacturer's representative in USA and Hong Kong for International Geosystems, the manufacturer of TianMa, the first easy-to-use Chinese language word processor. Later he founded Pacific Rim Connections to simplify multilingual communications using computer technology. This has continued to be the focus of his work ever since. In 1989 he joined the Unicode Consortium's Technical Committee to contribute to the development of the new Unicode International standard, as its initial editor. He has continued to support Unicode through the years in his consulting work in Multilingual Prepress, Desktop Publishing, and Internet publishing. His work on a Chinese baby care web site (Yaolan.com) on which he reported last year. This led to a one-year adventure during the "dot-com boom" with DAE Interactive Marketing, now a division of Ion Global, and a subsidiary of chinadotcom corporation. There he was Vice President for Multilingual Computing. His research and consulting continue to develop in the area of multilingual content management and Internet communications.
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