From: Ciarán Ó Duibhín (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 16:38:20 CDT
Don Osborn wrote:
> Does anyone know about how Unicode (and internationalization &
> computing generally) is treated in major university computer science
> programs? I suspect some newer programs in language & computers might
> such technical issues as a matter of course (and courses). But standard
> computer science?
> On the linguistics side? Computational linguistics?
Unicode would make itself a more attractive prospect for some types of
computation if it were to make more systematic distinctions at the character
level, for example, between "apostrophe" and "right single quote".
> It would be great to have somewhere an interdisciplinary program and/or an
> endowed chair for internationalization and localization. The issues reside
> in the abovementioned areas as well as policy, economics, business,
> international development, etc. These issues are very current, with longer
> term implications, and they go from the ground level all the the way up to
> issues like IDN and internet governance for instance. All these things
> connect and we all know it. But there seems to be a case for an academic
> entity to treat the high-level issues, call attention to gaps, needs etc.,
> integrate elements that people work on separately, and address the need
> broader level "outreach" for public education. (Maybe such exists
> Not that this would be *the* answer, of course, but it is arguably an
> essential piece...
I don't know much about it but have a look at http://www.localisation.ie/
Ciarán Ó Duibhín.
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