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From DOS to Unicode: a literature review and a Syriac (Aramaic) standpoint

Issa, T., Issa, T. and Issa, T.B.ORCID: 0000-0003-0913-3857 (2010) From DOS to Unicode: a literature review and a Syriac (Aramaic) standpoint. In: The IADIS international conference on internet technologies and society, 29 Nov - 1 Dec, Perth, Western Australia pp. 329-332.

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This paper aims at presenting a Syriac (Aramaic) viewpoint of the reposition of such an ancient language from a Disk Operating System DOS to UNICODE. This is of importance especially when this relates to adopting technology to the Ancient Classical Syriac (Aramaic), especially with the scholars claims that this language is the most ancient amongst the world languages, and consider it as one of the oldest with its characteristic, unique and original way of writing that started on tablets of clay. Syriac (Aramaic) is one of the Semitic tongues in which parts of the Holy Bible, such as the Prophecy of Daniel and the Gospel according to St. Matthew were revealed. Syriac (Aramaic) was the lingua franca of the area from Middle East to China; in a manner as Latin was the lingua franca of Old Europe. Syriac (Aramaic) was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent, and here lies the challenge to develop the script and font of such an ancient language and establish that marriage between the ancient world and the most modern technology.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Copyright: 2010 IADIS Press
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Notes: Appears in: Piet Kommers, Tomayess Issa and Pedro Isaías (eds), Proceedings of IADIS International Conference Internet Technologies and Society (ITS 2010), IADIS Press pp 329 - 332.
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