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Multilingual system using Internet imaging
Author(s): Tadashi Mori; Yoshitsugu Hata; Ryouji Iida; Hirotsugu Kakugawa; Tadashi Ae; Hisae Murakami
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Paper Abstract

In these years, multilingual system becomes important, but, most computer environment cannot handle all languages (scripts) in ths world. This paper presents a multilingual imaging system on the Internet. In this system, characters are converted into bitmaps, and therefore, we can display multilingual text on WWW browsers. In order to convert multilingual plain text into bitmap images, we have developed software named ctext2pgm and VFlib. VFlib is a software component to rasterize fonts in various file formats, and ctext2pgm generates bitmap image files form multilingual plain texts. Ctext2pgm is an application program of VFlib, and it supports about 30 languages. We also introduce a language education system for various languages. This is an example of the multilingual system using internet imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4311, Internet Imaging II, (27 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411908
Show Author Affiliations
Tadashi Mori, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Yoshitsugu Hata, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Ryouji Iida, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Hirotsugu Kakugawa, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Tadashi Ae, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Hisae Murakami, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4311:
Internet Imaging II
Giordano B. Beretta; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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