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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Innovations in Tibetan Information Technology, May 26-27, 2007, New York
22 May 2007

Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library, New York, NY, US

Supplied note: "Trace Foundation's Latse Library is pleased to announce: Innovations in Tibetan Information Technology: A Workshop on Tibetan Unicode and Tibetan Language Support in Windows Vista

May 26-27, 2007 at Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library, 132 Perry St., #2B, New York, NY

The Workshop on Tibetan Unicode and Tibetan Language Support in Windows Vista will explore the history of computing in Tibetan, the development of Tibetan Unicode by dedicated IT professionals, organizations, and individuals, and finally the commitment to Tibetan Unicode by Microsoft with the inclusion of Tibetan language support in the Windows Vista operating system. The two-day workshop will include demonstrations on how to implement Tibetan Unicode in a variety of applications, and how to use the Tibetan features in Vista.

General schedule and topics covered:
Saturday, May 26 Morning Session (9:15 am - 12 pm) Brief history of computing in Tibetan; Implementation of Tibetan Unicode; How Windows Vista supports Tibetan; Tibetan Unicode supported in other major operating systems (Mac and Linux); Tibetan OpenType font; Tibetan keyboards; Himalaya Unicode font.
Saturday, May 26 Afternoon Session (2 pm - 5 pm) Using Tibetan in Office 2007; Web pages, blogs, and instant messaging in Tibetan; Discussion, practice and consultation.
Sunday, May 27 Morning Session (10 am - 12:30 pm) Converting legacy Tibetan data to Unicode data; Bugs in Tibetan language features of Windows Vista and Office 2007; Developing OpenType fonts for other types of traditional Tibetan fonts; Designing your own Tibetan keyboard; Developing a Tibetan spelling and grammar checker; Tibetan web page and blog development; Tibetan capable search engine; Designing software with Tibetan interface.
Sunday, May 27 Afternoon Session (2 pm - 3:30 pm) Discussion, practice and consultation.

Schedule subject to change. Please check our website calendar for updates: [at the URL below]

The Workshop on Tibetan Unicode and Tibetan Language Support in Windows Vista will feature presenters Tashi Tsering, Christopher Walker and Yeshi Tashi. Tibetan-English / English-Tibetan translation will be provided as needed. The workshop is designed to provide practical information to a general audience, as well as more detailed discussion for professional applications. Each day will close with a Discussion, Practice and Consultation period, so please feel free to bring along your laptop and any questions.

The workshop is free and open to the public. - ec."


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