From: Eric Muller (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 05 2006 - 01:20:44 CDT
The goal of the "UDHR in Unicode" project is to demonstrate the use
of Unicode for a wide variety of languages, using the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a representative text. The
UDHR was selected because it is available in a large number of
languages from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/.
The deliverables of the project are, for each language:
the text of UDHR in a simple XML markup. Particular attention
is paid to the use of the proper characters.
alternative presentations generated from the XML representation
links to resources for each language, such as dictionaries and
grammars (as they happen to be identified to build the first
some comments on the use of Unicode (e.g. which characters are
Ultimately, all this will be provided to the OHCHR, which will have
the copyright of all the XML files.
At this point, the project already has the complete UDHR in Unicode for
~280 languages, ready for review, and alternative presentations in plain
text, HTML and PDF. It is now time to call on the community at large, to
create Unicode representations of the ~50 other languages available from
the OHCHR, and to review carefully all the representations. Please visit
<http://udhrinunicode.org> to see what is available and how you can
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