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Pan-asian

Posted Jun 24, 2004 2:46 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Parent article: A First Look at Asianux 1.0

Isn't India considered part of Asia? Mongolia? Iran? Thailand?


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Pan-asian

Posted Jun 24, 2004 7:32 UTC (Thu) by evgeny (guest, #774) [Link]

> Isn't India considered part of Asia? Mongolia? Iran? Thailand?

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...

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Posted Jun 24, 2004 16:25 UTC (Thu) by donwaugaman (subscriber, #4214) [Link]

> Iran is an arabic country with all the consequences (bidi issues mostly, as far as software is concerned).

Iran is Persian, and its language is Farsi, although most people living there will speak or read Arabic.


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