RE: UDHR in Unicode project

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Date: Tue Sep 05 2006 - 10:43:28 CDT

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    Behalf Of Eric Muller
    Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:21 AM
    Subject: UDHR in Unicode project


    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

    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 deliverable)

            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
    <> <> to see what is
    available and how you can contribute.


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