Re: Reality check - non-Unicode in Guinea-GTZ documents 2005

From: Don Osborn (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 09:27:29 CDT

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    Hi Johannes, Yes, please do. I did forward my message to Jim Bennett (Uni-Köln), who was the author of the French original and as such was kept abreast of the translation and production work. Already got a positive and informative reply from him (I'll bcc him on this). But more connections the better.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Johannes Bergerhausen
      To: Don Osborn
      Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:51 AM
      Subject: Re: Reality check - non-Unicode in Guinea-GTZ documents 2005

      Am 16.08.2006 um 14:29 schrieb Don Osborn:

        Looking at these three PDF documents produced by two Guinean agencies and GTZ in 2005:
        (backlink is )
        ... one notes that they have not used a Unicode font in producing them and evidently used more than one font, with nonstandard coding for extended characters. The result is irregular in appearance, but more importantly it's in an 8-bit coding. This of course encumbers any effort to search the documents with extended characters or to copy text from them to other documents.

      GTZ? Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit?

      I know these guys! My students produced the new corporate identity
      of GTZ in the last 12 months. I have a good contact to some people there,
      i can make a link if you want.

      Best regards,

      Johannes Bergerhausen

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