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Article: A Unicode Keyboard for African Languages: The Case of Dagaare and Twi

TitleA Unicode Keyboard for African Languages: The Case of Dagaare and Twi
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherIdea Group Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.idea-group.com/journals/details.asp?id=4290
Citation
International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2006, v. 2 n. 1, p. 1-20 How to Cite?
AbstractWriting technology is a central issue for Human Language Technology (HLT) both in terms of theory and actual implementation. Two issues that neatly divide theory and practical implementation are what and how to represent. What to represent takes us into the realm of linguistic analysis. Once the question of what to represent is answered reasonably well, the question of how to represent has to be addressed. This is where computer technology comes in. Challenging issues that have to be addressed in alphabetic writing systems are how to felicitously represent difficult graphemes and other diacritics. These issues are discussed with reference to two African languages — Dagaare and Twi. After reviewing works for the development of orthography for these languages (Bodomo, 1997, 2000; GLASC, 1990; Hartell, 1993), we propose a set of Unicode graphemes for Dagaare and Twi, respectively, based on a discussion of the phonemic systems of the languages. We then indicate how these conceptualized Unicode graphemes that we have proposed can be developed practically into a real keyboard system for the two languages.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75115
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.183

 

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dc.contributor.authorBodomo, A-
dc.contributor.authorMarfo, C-
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, A-
dc.contributor.authorMok, SYK-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:07:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:07:59Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 2006, v. 2 n. 1, p. 1-20-
dc.identifier.issn1548-3908-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75115-
dc.description.abstractWriting technology is a central issue for Human Language Technology (HLT) both in terms of theory and actual implementation. Two issues that neatly divide theory and practical implementation are what and how to represent. What to represent takes us into the realm of linguistic analysis. Once the question of what to represent is answered reasonably well, the question of how to represent has to be addressed. This is where computer technology comes in. Challenging issues that have to be addressed in alphabetic writing systems are how to felicitously represent difficult graphemes and other diacritics. These issues are discussed with reference to two African languages — Dagaare and Twi. After reviewing works for the development of orthography for these languages (Bodomo, 1997, 2000; GLASC, 1990; Hartell, 1993), we propose a set of Unicode graphemes for Dagaare and Twi, respectively, based on a discussion of the phonemic systems of the languages. We then indicate how these conceptualized Unicode graphemes that we have proposed can be developed practically into a real keyboard system for the two languages.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherIdea Group Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.idea-group.com/journals/details.asp?id=4290-
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dc.titleA Unicode Keyboard for African Languages: The Case of Dagaare and Twi-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailBodomo, A: abbodomo@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMarfo, C: cmarfo@hkusua.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.4018/jthi.2006010101-
dc.identifier.hkuros110773-
dc.identifier.hkuros110771-
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.issue1-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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