In the appended mail, the Vice President of the Library Automation Association
of Georgia (the country, not the US state) appeals for financial help to enable
a delegate to attend the Tenth International Unicode Conference in Germany.
As you will see, the Soros Foundation has promised a travel grant.
I am writing this mail to ask whether any of you are in a position to encourage
your employer to sponsor one (or more) such hardship cases. This sponsorship
would, of course, be acknowledged on the Conference Web site. The amounts
needed are not very large. In the Georgian case we're talking of the Conference
registration fee of $775 and, maybe, of the hotel and subsistence costs (it is
not clear from the mail whether the Soros Foundation's travel grant will cover
If you are able to help, please let me know ASAP.
Chair of Conference Review Board
Tenth International Unicode Conference
>Dear Mr. Wolf,
>I have received announcement on the 10-th UNICODE conference from 4 different
>sources. It is extremely interesting and important for me as well as for my
>Unfortunately conference fee is impossibly high for our newly independent
>It's a pity for us to miss Conference, because we have our own ancient script
>and scientific potential of Georgia is rather high. Unfortunately lack of
>information is one of realities of this days in Georgia.
>We have promise from Soros Foundation to give a travel grant for one attendant
>of Conference from Georgia.
>Could you clear for us if Organization Committee of the 10-th UNICODE
>conference could allow one participant from Georgia for free or at least for
>less acceptance fee?
>of Library Automation Association in Georgia
>Member of National Technical Committee for Standardization
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