From: Jony Rosenne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 22:34:52 CST
Things not previously mentioned:
- Storage, particularly safe storage. Related to this is archiving. This use implies support of old or "ancient" digital text, in whatever encoding that happened to be used, for any length of time.
- Searching - giving people access to large bodies of text by letting them specify what they are looking for, e.g. Google.
Also, see for example:
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John Hudson
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 10:18 PM
Cc: Unicode Discussion
Subject: Things to do with text
As a type designer, I'm mainly involved in the business of making text visible and trying
to get it to display correctly. I'm going to be speaking at a conference in January* and
as background for my talk I'm interested in cataloguing the other things that people do,
or want to do, with computerised text. It strikes me that many of these things take place
in the realm in which text is 'invisible', i.e. prior to or independent of display. Some
of these things are obvious in a general sense (spelling and grammar checking, sorting,
comparing), but I'd like to come up with some specific and interesting examples --
particularly of a scholarly nature --, and also would like know of any other things that
people 'do with text' beyond displaying it. I suspect that there are things I have not
even imagined within my narrow focus.
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