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

Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 14:24:58 CDT

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    > Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote on 08/17/2006 12:30:09 PM:

    > Curtis Clark wrote:
    > > On 2006-08-17 05:10, Don Osborn wrote:
    > >> Does anyone know about how Unicode (and internationalization &
    > >> multilingual computing generally) is treated in major university
    > >> computer science programs?
    > >
    > Sometimes I mention/discuss it a little in my graduate level courses on
    > XML and Java at Polytechnic in Brooklyn. It's certainly not a major
    > focus of any curriculum or course I know of.
    Does any one have any favorite web resources or teaching materials for
    introducing Unicode to the uninitiated? Things that are fairly free from
    technical jargon. How about a curriculum, teaching assignments or tests?

    We in SIL are trying to create e-courses on Unicode, for different level
    users, from General Users to IT Support Personnel. Any suggestions or
    materials would be greatly appreciated.

    By the way, the 8 bit fonts in the documents that started this thread are
    some of our old SIL fonts; I cringe every time I see people still using
    them, but awareness is hard to create. If anyone reading this doesn't know,
    a variety of free, excellent quality Unicode fonts designed for linguistics
    and minority language applications are available from the SIL Scripts

    Kent Spielmann

    SIL International Linguistics Department
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road,
    Dallas, TX 75236 USA
    Tel: + 1 972 708 7570

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