“IBM History of Far Eastern Languages in Computing” by Kurt Hensch (2004)

This new book provides an overview of the efforts and events on part of IBM that led to today's versatility in handling East Asian languages in the information technology area.   Initially, computers were incapable of handling languages that are using character sets totally dissimilar to those based on the Latin alphabet.  This book describes the special developments and technology breakthroughs, which were necessary to create computers for the East Asian market.  Utilization of phonetic symbols was a modest beginning, but that was soon overtaken by highly sophisticated solutions.  Even the smallest PC can now handle any language.

 The book is available directly from the author for a special price of $34.50, including shipment.

 Please order by e-mail to kurt@kdd.net with your name and mailing address.  Shipment will take 1-2 weeks.  The bill will be included with a return envelope for your payment by personal check.

English language description of the book  as PDF-File

Deutsche Beschreibung des Buchs als PDF-Datei

Japanese description of the book  as PDF-File