“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.
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