Re: Reality check - non-Unicode in Guinea-GTZ documents 2005

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 00:23:18 CDT

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    Don Osborn wrote:

    > The tragic thing about all this is the fallout - people who work with
    > the languages on computers and in publishing companies etc. get the
    > impression that anything in local languages is a huge undertaking with
    > all kinds of headaches. And in the end you get stuff that compares
    > unfavorably (even on the basic level of the look of the print) with
    > anything in French or English.
    > And it doesn't have to be that way. The extended Latin orthographies
    > can be, well, as elegant as any other.

    This is an excellent point, one which needs to be made more often.

    Would you believe there are actually people so misguided that they
    believe the purpose of Unicode is just the opposite, to *restrict* the
    number of languages people can use on the Internet and in computers

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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