[GKD] Office XP supports Arabic, Urdi, Hindi

2001-06-06 Thread Zubair Faisal Abbasi

Latest Microsoft version launched
DAWN
June 1, 2001.
http://www.dawn.com/2001/06/01/int3.htm

By Nizamuddin Siddiqui

DUBAI, May 31: Work aimed at an easier and wider use of the Nastaaliq script
was started about four months ago by the world's leading software house
Microsoft and it is likely to end within a year , the man leading the group
of programmers involved in the project told Dawn on Thursday.

Anas Abbar, chief of the Microsoft's team for the difficult scripts (Hindi,
Urdu and Gujrati, etc.), said this after the official launch of Microsoft's
new version of package called Office XP.

Earlier, speaking at the launching ceremony, Bahram Mohazzebi, the
Microsoft's general manager for Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean, said that
through meaningful work in the information technology sector several
developing countries had managed to bring about economic prosperity.

There have been several encouraging examples in recent months and years in
which the developing countries have made rapid progress in the economic
sector due to their work in the infotech field, said Mr Mohazzebi. Their
work in the infotech sector has transformed their lives, he said.

The ceremony was one of many ceremonies being held simultaneously around the
world to launch the new product. The launching of the new version of Office
was billed by Microsoft's senior management as one of the most important
launches in their history. Bill Gates, the CEO of Microsoft, in a message
said Thursday's launch had laid the foundation for many breakthroughs.
Today's launch is perhaps the most important launch in our history, he
said.

Mr Mohazzebi pointed out it was for the first time in the history of his
company that the Arabic version of a computer package was launched
simultaneously with the English one. Eleven years ago the time-lag between
the Arabic version of a computer programme and its English version was 18
months. But today there's a time-lag of zero, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Yasser Zeineldin of Microsoft said this year was
an important one for Microsoft. This year we are having three launches,
involving Office XP, Windows XP and XBOX. He added that a Tablet PC was
going to be launched later this year.

Mr Abbar, the man behind the Arabic version of Office XP, told the audience
that his programme supported eight languages, including Urdu, Hindi and
Gujrati. He gave a demonstration on the capabilities of his programme. Mazen
Shehadeh also spoke. Later, the Microsoft people answered questions put to
them by the 1000-strong audience.

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Re: [GKD] Computer Shipping and Transport Costs

2001-06-06 Thread William Lester

re: ... identifying a trusted party at that end. There are local 
non-profit organizations that provide technology assistance and support to 
other non-profit organizations. They are based on the circuit rider model 
popular in the US, where technicians travel from site to site with their 
bag of tools, training materials, and general expertise in a range of 
services and solutions appropriate for the environment. Circuit Rider 
organizations are found in many of the larger population centers in the 
developing world and are an excellent resource for both identifying worthy 
recipient organizations and/or providing the onsite assistance for 
installation, training, and ongoing support of the donated hardware. Our 
organization does this in many cities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. 
Perhaps a discussion with similar organizations might lead to a partnership 
to ensure that deliveries are not only completed in a timely manner, but 
that the follow up training and maintenance is done to ensure the success 
of the initial donation.

Bill Lester

William A. Lester
CTO/Director of Technology
NinthBridge
a program of EngenderHealth
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New York, NY 10001
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[GKD] La toile d'elles numero 46, juin 2001

2001-06-06 Thread Diodio

La toile d'elles numero 46, juin 2001

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La toile d'elles [EMAIL PROTECTED], bulletin electronique mensuel des
femmes d'Afrique francophone, publie par ENDA-SYNFEV [EMAIL PROTECTED] en
partenariat avec Inter Press Service Francophone [EMAIL PROTECTED] et Les
Penelopes [EMAIL PROTECTED], a ete initie grace a l'appui du Fonds
francophone des inforoutes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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N.B. : La toile d'elle est diffusee sans accents pour assurer une reception
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### Liens et ressources ###

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Le Centre international pour le developpement de l'inforoute en francais
(CIDIF) lance FrancoTIC, plate forme de cooperation multilaterale francophone
pour le renforcement des capacites nationales dans le domaine des technologies
de l'information. Coordonne a partir du Nouveau-Brunswick-Canada et heberge au
Burkina Faso, le Reseau d'expertises francophones en TIC se veut une reponse
originale au besoin de consolidation des capacites nationales.
http://francotic.net

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Le site web du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies sur les Droits de la
Personne contient une tres riche section sur l'ensemble des Documents des
Nations Unies relatifs aux droits de la personne
http://www.unhchr.ch/tbs/doc.nsf/
Notamment un etat des ratifications des traites relatifs aux droits de l'homme
au 21 mars 2000 (en anglais en format pdf)
http://www.unhchr.ch/pdf/report.pdf

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Le site, et la liste electronique Digital Governance (en anglais) traitent des
nouvelles formes de la gouvernance a l'age du numerique. Autant d'exemples, de
ressources et de liens pour temoigner des changements en cours dans la gestion
de la democratie, de la citoyennete, de la politique et des rapports entre les
individus et les gouvernements : modeles, programmes, etudes de cas, articles,
publications, evenements a venir.
http://www.digitalgovernance.org


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### Auto-ecole ###

L'association Globenet et l'Inter-Reseaux proposent aux organisations des pays
en developpement travaillant dans le domaine du developpement rural, et pour
1000 FF TTC par an, d'heberger leur site web, en nom de domaine propre (du
type www.nom-de-l'organisation.org ou .net), un acces FTP leur permettant
d'administrer leurs pages (ajouts, modifications), une adresse electronique et
un compte a leur nom (du type : contact@nom-de-l'organisation.org ou .net).
Les organisations ne disposant pas encore des moyens de concevoir et
d'administrer leurs pages Web peuvent dans un premier temps envoyer une
version electronique de leur plaquette (format traitement de texte) et d'un
logo qui permettront de composer une page simple qui sera hebergee
gratuitement sur le site P@ssdev avec une adresse de type
www.passdev.net/nom-del'organisation.htm.  http://www.globenet.org





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