Re: About SML and internationalization
Didier PH Martin scripsit: > > Hi John, > > Thanks for correcting my comment about the Eskimo words for snow (and I > learned something useful in the process, so many thanks for this). I'm glad; I have dedicated myself to stamping out this many-words-for-snow meme where I find it. > This nonetheless, do not diminish the fact that for an Eskimo to be able to > markup in its own language is a minimal right and respect from the rest of > the planet toward its own culture. Also, that XML is a framework used to > create domain languages. Am right this time? I absolutely agree. > And as such, a domain language > may equally well created in Japanese, Chinese, German, English, Spanish, > Portuguese, French, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish... By the way (I do > not want to make an error this time) how many different languages do we have > on our spaceship named earth? About 6000, depending on how you define "language" and your criterion for being a dead language (perhaps 20% are at least moribund if not actually dead). Unbelievably, about 1000 languages are found solely on the island of New Guinea, which occupies less than 1% of the Earth's land area. See http://www.sil.org/ethnologue for details. -- John Cowan cowan@c... I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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