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[Tetum-translators] Fw: Adding Tetum Support For Aspell

From: Peter Gossner
Subject: [Tetum-translators] Fw: Adding Tetum Support For Aspell
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 01:26:27 +0930

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Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 01:01:55 +0930
From: Peter Gossner <address@hidden>
To: Kevin Atkinson <address@hidden>, address@hidden <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Adding Tetum Support For Aspell

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 07:51:37 -0400 (EDT)  from a terminal far far away
<Kevin/>  wrote:
>I am writing to you because you are listed as the contact for the 
>Tetum translation of either Gnome or KDE.
Gnome in my case.
My KDE experience is very limited.

>I am interested in working with you to add Tetum Support For Aspell 
>0.60, which now has Unicode support.  For more info on Aspell see 

>Aspell has full support for UTF-8, however internally it is still
>8-bit.  This means that a suitable 8-bit encoding needs to be chosen. 
>According to my records Tetum uses a Latin script.  If one of the
>exiting iso-8859-* character set can be used than use it.  Otherwise a
>new one will need to be created.  If there is an exiting 8-bit encoding
>for your language we can use that.  Otherwise one can be made up.  This
>encoding will only be used internally be Aspell, all user visible input
>and output will be in UTF-8.
Cool. Think I understand. And yes iso-8895-* does just fine for Tetum.

>If you don't have a word list yet Kevin Patrick Scannell may be able to
>help you get something started by using a web crawling like system
>(http://borel.slu.edu/crubadan/index.html).  If you are interested let
>me know and I will put you in touch with him.
>I look forward to hearing back from you.
>Kevin Atkinson

Thanks Kevin.
Please be patient. I have a lot to get through before I can get to this.
I may be a couple of weeks.
I am however very interested in adding support for tetum to Aspell.
Thanks for your interest and offer.


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