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By docbrij ·
I am developing a website which requires me to put bilingual fonts side by side. So far I have been putting them in tables and on the client/browser side viewing them in the IE5.0 under View->Encoding->Arabic(Windows) fontset. Are there more profound ways to push a bilingual contents on the web?? Can someone help me with this.

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Fonts:Arabic-English

Although my employer has not had occasion to use this yet, we have a midrange computer system from IBM that supports just about any human language - Japanese & Chinese characters that look like little drawings, Russican (Cyrllic?) characters, and others, which is accompished by a coding system as to what kind of characters we are using - this goes beyond fontset or ASCII EBCDIC to another theory of character structure that you are not going to find in the micro computer PC world.

There is also a set of human languages supported by the IBM AS/400 at the Operating System Level, in which a User Profile (password & access rules) includes a code for what native language they use & then all screens & reports appear in that language & there is3rd party software that supports this for applications.

If you were to have a web site powered by IBM AS/400, you could then have end users who sign on to select which language they want to see the interface represented in.

There's also language translation softwa

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Fonts:Arabic-English

There's also language translation software, so that when you are putting words on the site in the language you know, you can push them through the translator to get the foreign language equivalent, but the state of the art is not good enough to avoid doing what becomes obscenities or bad taste in another language that you not know you doing this if you unfamiliar with the other cultures.

For information on the IBM AS/400, you might want to check the on-line library of manuals @ http://as400bks.rochester.ibm.com or the IBM Encyclopaedia where you can do a search for how IBM computers resolve various technological challenges http://www.as400.ibm.com/encycl/volume.htm It is unfortunate that Corporate IBM is human brain dead when it comes to marketing this stuff.

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