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Abstract

This report is concerned with providing the extended character sets needed for the electronic delivery of scientific, technical and medical documents in a European wide context. There are three aspects to the problem: achieving international standardization so there can be international communication; providing the variations required by different European and other languages; and providing the characters and symbols called for in specialised subject areas. The report has 3 major parts: section 3, "the current situation", examines the steps taken to achieve international standardization of character sets and coding; section 4, "requirements of publishers and users', examines the linguistic and subject requirements (especially problems presented by the various branches of mathematics and by chemistry); section 6 "detailed proposals" brings the previous suggestions together and suggests a practical way of providing character sets for electronic document delivery of scientific, technical and medical material. (Section 5 considers other factors, such as the restrictions of input and output.

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Authors: MASLIN J M, PIRA, LEATHERHEAD (UK);CAMERON C A, PIRA, LEATHERHEAD (UK);THOMSON M, PIRA, LEATHERHEAD (UK);GATES M Y PIRA, LEATHERHEAD (UK), PIRA, LEATHERHEAD (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 144 P., 1984, ISBN 0 904933 44 X WRITE TO LEARNED INFORMATION (EUROPE) LTD., BESSELSLEIGH ROAD, ABINGDON, OXFORD OX13 6LG (UK), PRICE UKL 29,-, (EUR 8858 EN).
Record Number: 1989123098700 / Last updated on: 1992-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en