Submissions/Key Curry: Multilingual Typing Made Easy
This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
Key Curry: Multilingual Typing Made Easy
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
University of Michigan
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Key Curry is a new HTML5-based software component that I have been developing to allow users to easily type Latin and non-Latin world language orthographies, IPA phonetics, and special symbols in web-based forms and rich internet applications. The system is quite flexible and supports several different keymap formats as well as complex input method engines (IMEs) required for East Asian languages and other specialized input methods for entering symbols and specialized phonetics. Over 130 keymaps and input methods are currently available.
In addition to supporting major world languages and orthographies, Key Curry makes it extremely easy for language advocates and web developers to provide support for the orthographies of minority languages, especially the many languages that are not currently supported by the major operating system vendors. The implications and possible use cases in global multilingual collaborative efforts such as Wikipedia/Wikimedia are many. Wikipedia already supports more languages than are currently available in CLDR (see Gerard Meijssen's Wikimania presentation "Supporting Languages, all of them"), and Wikipedia contributors often need to be able to type multiple languages and phonetics within individual documents. Key Curry makes typing multiple languages seem like child's play.
- Technology and Infrastructure
- Length of presentation/talk
- 25 Minutes
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
Additional information -albeit slightly out-of-date- is available here: Key Curry Documentation. New updated links will be posted shortly!
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