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Re: foreign language...

From: Corne Beerse <beerse@ats.nld.alcatel.nl>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:54:31 +0100
Message-ID: <36A89F37.A01CB092@ats.nld.alcatel.nl>
To: Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr>
CC: Nova <1infi1@ppp.kornet.nm.kr>, amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>
Daniel Glazman wrote:
> Corne Beerse wrote:
> > > i saw amaya support several foreign langauge.
> > > i am korean.
> > > i want amaya support for korean language.
> > I see your english is limited.
>         So what ?
No offence, I just recognized the need.

> > What language support do you need?
> > - Do you need Amaya to be able to create korean language pages?
> >         I think that is already possible. There are English and French spelling
> > checkers since there is a spelling checker and there are english and french
> > word-lists. Provide it with a korean word-list to spellcheck korean.
> >
> > - Do you need Amaya to have korean options, menus, messages and korean help?
> >         I think that needs translation of all the messages in the source and
> > rebuilding. Since Amaya updates more than once a year, I don't think it is
> > worth doing.
>         Hmmm. I see your Hangul knowledge is limited...
>         I guess that part of the original question is more related with
> hangul typeing and unicode compliance. Having the GUI in korean does not
> help a lot if you're still obliged to compose in a latin alphabet !

True: Hangul? I was thinking that some azian countries use the latin
alphabet besides an own alphabet.

But that still leaves the question: needs Amaya to be translated or do you
need special aid in Amaya to create pages in your alphabet or languate. I
recognize some languages (arabic, chinese..) read and write in a differen
direction besides the different characters.

After all, I was just wondering, I don't know non european languages at all
and from the eropean only a few a little.


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