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

From: JFC Morfin (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 04:01:23 CDT

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    At 07:23 17/08/2006, Doug Ewell wrote:
    >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 generally?

    primary or extended languages?

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