UDHR in Unicode: 400 translations in text form!
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Mon Jun 29 11:38:00 CDT 2015
Absolutely; this takes a lot of work, and Eric has done a stellar job of
managing the details. (I'm sure he also appreciates any and all of the
feedback on items to fix!)
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 4:58 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org> wrote:
> Eric Muller <eric dot muller at efele dot net> wrote:
> > I am pleased to announce that the UDHR in Unicode project
> > (http://unicode.org/udhr) has reached a notable milestone: we now have
> > 400 translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in text
> > form.
> I'd like to congratulate Eric and his contributors for this achievement.
> It's a large and complex project, at least 9 years in the making.
> I use this data (with attribution) in my BCP 47 language-tagging
> application, to display Article I of the UDHR as sample text in the
> language denoted by a user-created tag. The extensive language coverage
> of the UDHR data and its correlation to BCP 47 tags via the XML index
> are especially helpful.
> With the complexity of this project, including trying to associate
> constructed languages with geographical locations and relying on
> third-party data that may be conflicting or simply wrong, there's bound
> to be room for improvement. I'm sure the issues reported on this list
> will be ironed out over time, and in the meantime I hope Eric's
> announcement encourages even more contributors and translations as well
> as bug reports.
> Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO
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