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RE: I think this is the kind of bad site someone was looking for:

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 23:21:35 -0500 (EST)
To: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
cc: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0111072319350.21220-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Harry Woodrow wrote:

> yes, if language support is not provided foreign fonts...such as japanese
> chinese hindi thai show as two english characters.  Thai has twice the
> number of letters that english does.

that is because the more complex kana require more information thus these
operating systems are "double byte" as opposed to our single byte
system.  there are interperter programs but they take up room on a persons
hard drive so they are frequently added as needed.  

Bob

> 
> Some languages have to be seperately installed although IE6 provides many of
> them by default.  As the Web is a world wide facility it must cater for
> multiple languages however until automatic translation occurs...or we all
> learn many many languages like Chaals seems to ..we will be stuck with a
> measure of incompatibility.  I look forward to the day when the web can
> really be accessible to all wherever they are and however they access it but
> sadly that day is not yet here.
> 
> Harry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 11:50 AM
> To: Harry Woodrow; wai-ig list
> Subject: Re: I think this is the kind of bad site someone was looking
> for:
> 
> 
> The problem I had with it was that I could find no understndable text at
> all.  It didn't even look like a language.  I think we have a font
> problem or character set problem with this one.  I should have looked at
> the source.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
> To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>; "wai-ig list"
> <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:46 PM
> Subject: RE: I think this is the kind of bad site someone was looking
> for:
> 
> 
> No more inaccessible than many.
> Of course I do have the advantage I speak Thai but then why are you
> assuming
> that everyone speaks English?
> In fact in this respect the author has added English Navigation so that
> only
> small parts need to be translated if needed.
> 
> chok di krup
> Harry Woodrow
> 
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> Subject: I think this is the kind of bad site someone was looking for:
> 
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