Multi-script, multilingual, multi-character issues for the online environment: proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the IFLA Section on Cataloguing, Istanbul, Turkey, August 24, 1995

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K.G. Saur, 1998 - Computers - 123 pages
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As the world becomes smaller and user populations grow ever more diverse, the seemingly intractable problems associated with multilingual and multi-script electronic bibliographies are increasingly relevant to all sectors of the library community. Beyond the substantial technical issues, automation presents challenges of an administrative, professional, and human nature.This series of reports discusses the progress made and issues involved within a variety of language and political systems: the rocky beginnings of bibliographic automation in Turkey ... the challenges presented by data written in Arabic script ... the creation and maintenance of catalogues including different languages and character sets ... a case study of a major Russian research library's efforts to automate its multilingual catalogue ... and the viability of an international standard, derived from Unicode, that could cover all scripts. They reveal common elements which may be fruitfully addressed by joint international effort and will act as a sourcebook of ideas and action. (IFLA Publication, Vol. 85)

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Turkish Experiences with MultiScript MultiCharacter
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