From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 08 2011 - 22:24:29 CDT
I seem to recall that something akin to William's "Localizeable
Sentances" was encoded by the telegraph section of the Indian Post
In Post Offices throughout India they had (and may still have) a list
of indexed sentences ranging from things like "Best Wishes for
Diwali" to "Father on his death bed, come immediately". These
messages could be sent by the telegraph operator in a few short morse
code characters simply indicating the sequence on the list and the
Indian language in which the message was to be delivered. The sender
was only charged for the few characters necessary to send the
This system was used for many years by millions of people throughout India.
Now if William could demonstrate a need for round-trip compatibility
with this Indian Post Office encoding scheme he might have a start on
his Localizable Sentences.
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