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Multilingualism in Cyberspace

http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.ph...CTION=201.html

From the United Nations UNESCO-
Not dated, guessing a few years old but good read.

QUOTE: Increasingly, information and knowledge are key determinants of wealth creation, social transformation and human development. Language is the primary vector for communicating knowledge and traditions, thus the opportunity to use one’s language on global information networks such as the Internet will determine the extent to which one can participate in emerging knowledge societies.

However thousands of languages worldwide are absent from Internet content and there are no tools for creating or translating information into these excluded tongues. The way how one accesses Internet sites through domain names is also pincipally limited to the use of Latin script. Huge sections of the world’s population are thus constrained in enjoying the full benefits of technological advances and obtaining information essential to their wellbeing and development.

Unchecked, this will contribute to a loss of cultural diversity on information networks and a widening of existing socio-economic inequalities. By supporting the development of multilingual cyberspace, UNESCO promotes wider and more equitable access to information networks and at the same time offers possibilities through ICT for the preservation of endangered languages. END QUOTE
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Re: Multilingualism in Cyberspace

" thousands of languages worldwide are absent from Internet content"

There is alot of content, except perhaps for the East Indian languages and a few others, like Khmer and Lao, and a few other exceptions. There is a HELL of alot of content in Chinese and Russian. The tools for translation are also around.


It is interesting to see the article, and I think more articles like this will prove to be beneficial during the next year.
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" thousands of languages worldwide are absent from Internet content". There is alot of content, except perhaps for the East Indian languages and a few others, like Khmer and Lao, and a few other exceptions. There is a HELL of alot of content in Chinese and Russian. The tools for translation are also around. It is interesting to see the article, and I think more articles like this will prove to be beneficial during the next year.
Kind of sums up nicely the points that Dave (RD) was making for the last few years at DNF and NP about the ability of the internet to be used in a much more effective way as a resource to help improve worldwide economics and education particulary in 3rd world countries.
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Re: Multilingualism in Cyberspace

New UN partnership seeks to boost information technology in Arab region



10 August 2009 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has teamed up with a Jordanian-based business services company to promote information and communication technology (ICT) to support education, science and culture in the Arab region.

The agreement signed today in Paris between UNESCO and the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) seeks to increase access to and measure the use of ICT in different sectors of society, enhance teacher training, and promote multilingualism and internationalized Internet Domain Names.

“UNESCO relies upon and welcomes partners such as TAG-Org to realize the vision of knowledge societies,” stated Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO.

The agency and TAG-Org are planning to create a knowledge society portal on which data in Arabic and English on the state of Arab countries on ICT in education, science, culture, communication and commerce – collected through digital surveys, digital reporting, and digital resources – will be made available.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Founder and Chairman of TAG-Org, said availability of such data will assist local governments, institutions, and international organizations to understand gaps in ICT and to take a leading role in developing ICT infrastructure and building ICT capacity.
Under the new agreement, UNESCO and TAG-Org will develop an immediate action plan for that project, prepare a strategy to enhance multilingualism and Internet Domain Names in the Arabic script, and work together to increase the availability of Arabic content on the Internet, among other things.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...=31720&Cr=&Cr1=
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Re: Multilingualism in Cyberspace

Yes, and American failure to recognise this is one of the main reasons its economy is a complete train wreck.

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http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.ph...CTION=201.html

From the United Nations UNESCO-
Not dated, guessing a few years old but good read.

QUOTE: Increasingly, information and knowledge are key determinants of wealth creation, social transformation and human development. Language is the primary vector for communicating knowledge and traditions, thus the opportunity to use one’s language on global information networks such as the Internet will determine the extent to which one can participate in emerging knowledge societies.

However thousands of languages worldwide are absent from Internet content and there are no tools for creating or translating information into these excluded tongues. The way how one accesses Internet sites through domain names is also pincipally limited to the use of Latin script. Huge sections of the world’s population are thus constrained in enjoying the full benefits of technological advances and obtaining information essential to their wellbeing and development.

Unchecked, this will contribute to a loss of cultural diversity on information networks and a widening of existing socio-economic inequalities. By supporting the development of multilingual cyberspace, UNESCO promotes wider and more equitable access to information networks and at the same time offers possibilities through ICT for the preservation of endangered languages. END QUOTE
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