[Wikipedia-l] Re: One Chinese Wikipedia

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 03:43:50 UTC 2004

Delirium wrote:

>But is it going to be possible from a language point of view?  People
have talked about automatic conversion, but several others have
pointed out multiple academic studies on the subject, some from the
Unicode committees, that have concluded it's nearly impossible to do
automated conversion from one to the other (without fully solving AI
anyway), as it's not a one-to-one mapping.  The only reasonable thing
I've heard proposed is doing a partial automatic conversion, and
flagging the characters that can't be automatically converted for
human intervention, but this doesn't sound like something that's going
to be implemented in
the forseeable future.

Exactly. Conversion between the two scripts is technically very
difficult. We can use the Chinese version of ms word to convert, but I
believe this may not be 100% legal and even if it is, it is not a good
solution because it is not a server-side solution.

-Mark/Jin Junshu

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