RE: Can authoring using graphics = no localization.

Subject: RE: Can authoring using graphics = no localization.
From: Tom Johnson <johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 07:45:11 -0500

This is an interesting thought. My initial reaction is that there are way
too many concepts and objects to make this practical. I do have a couple of
suggestions for starting points. Take a look at some of our earliest forms
of recorded language. The Egyptians had a pretty good method of using
icons. The Asian languages also use languages of symbols. The problem is
that there are so many individual characters that it would be cumbersome to
remember all of them, let alone map them to a keyboard. Yes, font (topic)
sets would help.

Can I suggest a name for your new characters? How about Microglyphics.

As Arlen would say. Have Fun.

On Thursday, February 22, 2001 4:01 PM, Mark Emson
[SMTP:mt -dot- emson -at- ntlworld -dot- com] wrote:
> I'm sure you know what I mean and how an extended library of characters
> could be used to construct texts that could be understood by all
> nationalities, regardless of spoken language.
> There could be a font set for the automotive industry, another for the
> airlines, another still for consumer goods. These areas already use
> extensively in their publications and on equipment but, as far as I am
> aware, these symbols are 'drawn' graphics rather than font characters.
> Would there be an advantage to using a word processor and simply typing
> these characters? I feel that there would.
> Thank you for reading this far and thank you for your interest.
> Mark Emson.
> mt -dot- emsom -at- ntlworld -dot- com

Tom Johnson
Technical Writer
Elk Rapids Engineering Div., Star Cutter Company

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