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Setting up Multilingual Information Repository: A case Study with EPrints.org Software

Vaidya, Nagaraj N and Jayakanth, Francis (2006) Setting up Multilingual Information Repository: A case Study with EPrints.org Software. In: 4th International Convention CALIBER-2006 on Dynamic Interoperable Web based Information Systems, February 2-4 2006, Gulbarga.

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Today 80 % of the content on the Web is in English, which is spoken by only 8% of the World population and 5% of Indian population. There is wealth of useful content in the various languages of the world other than English, which can be made available on the Internet. But, to date, for various reasons most of it is not yet available on the Internet. India itself has 18 officially recognized languages and scores of dialects. Although the medium of instruction for most of the higher education and research in India is English, substantial amount of literature by way of novels, textbooks, scholarly information are being generated in the other languages in the country. Many of the e-governance initiatives are in the respective state languages. In the past, support for different languages by the operating systems and the software packages were not very encouraging. However, with the advent of Unicode technology, operating systems and software packages are supporting almost all the major languages of the world that have scripts. In the work reported in this paper, we have explained the configuration changes that are needed for Eprints.org software to store multilingual content and to create a multilingual user interface.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: iisc
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to iisc.
Keywords: Institutional Repository;Eprints;digital asset management system;Multilingual content;OAI-PMH;Unicode
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 05:45
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42386

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