From: Edward H. Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 09:57:06 CST
The http://bkk2.loxinfo.co.th/~aithnd/tudhr.html site which you found is
just a summary of the main points of each article of the document.
It is not the document itself.
Xavier Nègre's web page at http://www.lexilogos.com
provides translations of just the *first article* of the Declaration
in a number of languages, including Thai -- I am the one who typed
the Thai article by reading from the GIF images on the UNHCR UHDR
If you are interested, I can get you the *whole document in Thai* in
electronic UTF-8 form if you really need it. Email me off the list
at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
As you are probably aware, many of the other translations on the
UNHCR UHDR site are also provided as a series of GIF images. This is
true for many languages written in Indic and Indic-derived scripts
such as Kannada and Burmese. I am working with a colleague of mine
to have the first article typed in Kannada and as many of the other
Indic /Indic-derived languages as we can manage as part of my Unicode Font Guide
for Free/Libre Open Source Operating Systems web page which you
are welcome to visit:
As you can see there, we are using the First Article in various languages
for displaying many of the Unicode font samples.
Again feel free to email me off the list if, besides Thai, you should need the entire
Declaration in any of the other Indic- or Indic-derived languages.
- Ed Trager
Kellogg Eye Center
University of Michigan
On Tuesday 2004.11.02 16:53:31 -0800, Eric Muller wrote:
> I am using the various versions of the Universal Declaration of Human
> Rights at <http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/index.htm> as test material.
> Unfortunately, the Thai version is an image, and the resolution is not
> good enough for me to even attempt to retype the document. Can somebody
> point me to either better images, or even better to a text version (any
> encoding, with or without markup)?
> The only thing I have found so far is
> <http://bkk2.loxinfo.co.th/~aithnd/tudhr.html>, but this does not seem
> to be the complete text: the preamble is missing, is the text is much,
> much smaller than any of the other languages.
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