Taking XML Global

XML, by default, requires Unicode. Which is a very good thing. But other than that, XML is only as global as we make it. Enter the Free Standard Group. They’re working on the Common XML Locale Repository. It’s a mouthfull, …

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Reach Out and Translate Someone

In Japanese, “docomo” means “anywhere,” but now it might just mean “any word” as well. NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan’s top mobile carrier, said on Friday it plans to begin sales of a new ultra-thin mobile phone equipped with a 400,000-word …

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Got .cn?

China’s Internet development is expected to receive a boost in December when the .cn domain name will be made available to businesses outside China under a new liberalized policy. According to the China Daily, there are 130,000 .cn domains registered, …

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¿Habla Spanglish?

Want to irritate your Spanish and English teachers at the same time? Try a little Spanglish. Here’s a recent Associated Press article… ”Language is not controlled by a small group of academics that decide what the words are that we …

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