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Ibibio, Efik, Anaang and ICT (fonts, keyboards, applications)

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BisharatNetPerson was signed in when posted
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This forum is now closed. It was started as part of an effort to facilitate discussion of technical issues in supporting use of Ibibio, Efik, and Anaang languages on computers and the internet. That effort, which in turn is part of broader efforts in Africa to localize information and communications technologies in African languages, is ongoing. For more information, please consult among others:
* African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) http://africanlocalisation.net/
* African Language Technology (AfLaT) http://aflat.org/

Don Osborn, PhD
Bisharat (A language, technology and development initiative)
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In early 1989 the Unicode working group expanded to include Ken Whistler and Mike Kernaghan of Metaphor, Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Joan Aliprand of RLG, and Glenn Wright of Sun Microsystems, and in 1990 Michel Suignard and Asmus Freytag from Microsoft and Rick McGowan of NeXT joined the group. By the end of 1990 most of the work on mapping existing character encoding standards had been completed, and a final review draft of Unicode was ready. The Unicode consortium was incorporated on January 3, 1991 in the state of California, and in October 1991 the first volume of the Unicode standard was published. The second volume, covering Han ideographs, was published in June 1992.Unicode defines a codespace of 1,114,112 code points in the range 0hex to 10FFFFhex. It is normal to reference a Unicode code point by writing "U+" followed by its hexadecimal number. For code points in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP), four digits are used (e.g. U+0058 for the character LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X); for code points outside the BMP, five or six digits are used, as required (e.g. U+E0001 for the character LANGUAGE TAG and U+10FFFD for the character PRIVATE USE CHARACTER-10FFFD). Older versions of the standard used similar notations, but with slightly different web site design rules. For example, Unicode 3.0 used "U-" followed by eight digits, and allowed "U+" to be used only with exactly four digits to indicate a code unit, not a code point. The Unicode codespace is divided into seventeen planes, each comprising 65,536 code points or 256 rows of 256 code points:
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