At 14:39 -0400 2005-09-02, Peter T. Daniels wrote:

> > I see no need to replace ME's efforts at all. It is fine. Any other
> > efforts can co-exist,be they KB, handwriting, something else entirely.
>And what did ME zip right to? Voice recognition software!!!! Sheesh.

You raised the question of alternate modes of data input.

>Obviously it's political!!! What else could it be, when it's a question
>of imposing imperialist cultures on indigenous peoples??

How are indigenous people harmed by learning the main writing system
of the planet, particularly when it is the key to using a very good
tool, the computer? I mean, really, how?

Some members of the Empire have created the Universal Character Set,
whose brief it is to represent in interchangeable form all of the
world's writing systems.
Michael Everson *