From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 12:21:34 CST
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> March 2006
> Below, my first definition of a term one MUST know to
> understand character set work. Feel very free to
> critique this. This definition is for non-geeks or,
> at best, semi-geeks.
> Character set, a definition :
> A character set is a computerized version
> of any alphabet (or other writing system).
> Each letter, number, symbol, etc. of the
> computerized alphabet is assigned a unique
> number for the computer to use in software.
> There must be 15 core terms needed for a
> mini-dictionary for character set work. But which 15?
> Marc Kuester of DIN told me that German-language
> proposals include what he calls a "Fachwörterliste," a
> list of terminology to harmonize usage in all German
> technical documents. Great idea!
> Translations of the word character set:
> le jeu de caractère (le pluriel prefere?)
> Codifica dei caratteri
> PLEASE send me more translations if you have them!
> As you know, the Hebrew language has been written for
> 3,150 years, at least. There are four living languages
> which were written for over 2,900 years:
> Part of what happened with computerizing Hebrew is
> that no academic Semitist knew the phrase 'character
> set' until maybe 1999.
> There are at least a dozen scholarly societies which
> concern themselves with Hebrew. But only 1-2 of these
> societies have any computational work.
Hebrew is a living language. Its users computerized it, starting in the
> Elaine Keown
> in white bread America
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