I was at Lahore the last week as a trainer for a workshop called the "Fundamentals of Local Language Computing" (http://www.panl10n.net/training.htm). It was a wonderful experience seeing Lahore, and meeting various people there, but I'm not writing about that here.
Something that should be interesting for the members of this list, was the announcement of an official translation of the user interface of Microsoft Office 2003 to the Persian language (among others). What will be there, is a wordlist-based spellchecker, and full translation of the user interface and error messages of MS Office Standard Edition 2003 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). It will be published as a gratis add-on downloadable from Microsoft's website, installable over an English version of MS Office 2003. The timing is still not known. I saw a basic demo, and was generally impressed. I believe this has been a good forward step for the users of the language, specially those who don't know English. Roozbeh _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing