The Role of the First Macedonian Internet portal "Macedonia Search" in Enhancing of the Development of Digital Communication and the Associated Problems
||The Role of the First Macedonian Internet portal "Macedonia Search" in Enhancing of the Development of Digital Communication and the Associated Problems
||Electronic Publishing '01 - 2001 in the Digital Publishing Odyssey: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Kent, Kenterbury, UK, 5-7 July 2001/ Edited by Arved Hübler, Peter Linde and John W.T. Smith / ISBN 1-58603-191-0
||One of the often-overlooked aspects of today's modern electronic information spread is that not all people speak English. Since the software applications are mainly made for areas where they sell best, smaller and poorer nations with a local language and alphabet are often ignored and forgotten by the software industry. The situation today is that the people who do not speak English and would like to use their own language are somewhat deprived and as a result - sometimes quite reluctant to start using electronic communication. This paper concerns itself with the sources, consequences and means to solve this problem. The issue is discussed in regard to real-life example of situations with the use of the Macedonian language and a comparative analysis of the solutions applied. The examples Concentrate on Internet publishing using the Macedonian language and its effects and popularity among the Macedonian-speaking individuals. The paper provides an analysis of the current situation from which conclusions applicable to other cultures can be extracted.
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