From Library Journal
Although English is the dominant language on the net, this is now changing. The old ASCII text could not display languages with non-Latin alphabets such as Chinese, but now the adoption of the UNICODE standard enables the web to handle any language. Author Ott, who had provided technical support to a department that used more than a dozen languages, explains how to set up both Macs and PCs for multilingual applications, what UNICODE is, the major issues in setting up multilingual Inter- and intranets, and how to deal with graphics and multimedia in a culturally sensitive fashion. For IT departments and management as well as public libraries that need to provide online information and services in multiple languages.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
The complete resource for developing multilingual applications and Web sites.
Global Solutions for Multilingual Applications With the increasing need for worldwide accessibility to the Web and other computer applications, Webmasters, developers, and IT managers must find solutions to any multilingual computing problem that may arise. This book provides you with the hands-on information you'll need to address these language and translation issues. After a concise overview of multilingual capabilities, you'll find real-world details and techniques for creating global Web sites and applications. And you'll gain additional insight on how to make multilingual electronic communications easier. Chris Ott provides you with:
* Advice for setting up both PC and Macintosh computers
* An overview of the multilingual capabilities of productivity applications (including Web browsers)>
* Information on the new standard Unicode
* Tips to travelers on how to connect to the Web anywhere in the world
* A better understanding of the major issues involved when developing multilingual applications, and intranet and Internet sites
* An examination of the multilingual aspects of work in publishing, graphic design, and multimedia
The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ott features:
* Update information
* Examples of online multilingual techniques
* Links to translation sites and resources
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