Isn't India considered part of Asia? Mongolia? Iran? Thailand?
Posted Jun 24, 2004 7:32 UTC (Thu) by evgeny (guest, #774)
Mongolia and Thailand are mentioned in the article. But I don't thinks this is relevant. India and Thailand are completely different from the HAN/CJK countries (China/Japan/Korea/Vietnam) in both alphabet/glyph presentation/input methods and cultural etc traditions. Iran is an arabic country with all the consequences (bidi issues mostly, as far as software is concerned). Mongolia uses either a variant of cyrillic alphabet (so any modern Linux distribution would work provided translations are made) or the ancient Mongolian script which isn't a part of the Unicode proper yet, so...
In fact, this Asianux should better be named Hanux ;-), but obviously pan-asian ways of thinking are still in some minds...
Posted Jun 24, 2004 16:25 UTC (Thu) by donwaugaman (subscriber, #4214)
Iran is Persian, and its language is Farsi, although most people living there will speak or read Arabic.
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