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Re: Hebrew vowel marks - yes, they ARE in Unicode

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 10:44:34 +1000
Message-ID: <15071.34418.449423.515542@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Adam Victor Reed <areed2@calstatela.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Also (as additional rationale) would speech synthesis technology
require vowel marks, or could it infer them in a reasonably consistent
and reliable manner? Actually, if they could be inferred by software
in a reliable way, then perhaps the best solution would be to provide
a tool to solve the problem, instead of requiring either alternative
content or the rewriting of web pages.

I am coming to the conclusion that we need to define what we mean by
"text" (in the context of the requirement that a textual
version/equivalent of all content must be provided). There are basic
requirements (e.g. character set) which need to be met to enable text
to be processed by software.

While addressing this subject, there are languages with very large
character sets (numbered in the thousands). Is there a cognitive
argument for using simpler script in certain circumstances, and if so
under what conditions?
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2001 20:45:17 UTC

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