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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 10 November 2004 GNUbies Meeting: Davydd Harries on

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 10 November 2004 GNUbies Meeting: Davydd Harries on Languages in Free Software
Date: 9 Nov 2004 00:48:35 -0500

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Gnubies Wed. Nov. 10, 2004 Davydd Harries on Languages in Free Software

Sorry this announcement is going out so late - it is for THIS Wednesday.
Please note that you must send in your name to attend this meeting even if
you have already sent it in for other meetings.
We are pleased to announce that our speaker this month, Wednesday,
November 10, 2004 (that is this coming Wednesday!), will be Dafydd Harries
contributer to Debian GNU/Linux and Gnome and localizer (translator) for
Welsh.  He will be speaking on a topic that a number of you have expressed
interest in "Languages in Free Software." (That's human languages.)  If
you or somone you close to you (this IS New York City) will need or want
to use another language at some point, this is the talk for you, but it
should be interesting regardless.

Title: Languages in Free Software


Given the huge diversity of languages spoken by people all over the
world, developing software that can deal with them all is a big
challenge. Inputting, processing and displaying multilingual text each
present their own difficulties. Additionally, making user interfaces
that can be used in multiple languages is no small task. However, free
software is rising to the challenge of truly global software. This talk
will give a taste of how it's doing that.


Dafydd Harries is a free software advocate from Wales. His introduction
to the challenges of multilingual software began when he saw translating
GNOME into Welsh as an opportunity to contribute to free software. Since
then he's translated numerous free software programs, worked to make
others translateble and gained experience in many areas related to
making software usable by people all over the world.


We are grateful to IBM for providing the space for these meetings.
Please see below for the security procedures required for attending
meetins at IBM

        Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Time:   6:30-7:00 General Q&A
        7:00 Dafydd Harries
        Languages in Free Software

        The IBM Building
        590 Madison Avenue
        (57th Street and Madison Avenue)
        (note security procedures for admittance to the building below)

After the meeting you can join us and speak further with our speaker at a
nearby Pub/Restaurant. It would be very helpful if you could also let us
know if you will be joining us there so that the space can be put aside
for us.

IBM Security Procedures: (implemented after September 11, 2001) and
recently updated: Note that you now must respond wiht your name for EACH
There is no cumulative list!

For IBM security you need to email us in advance with your full name (as
it appears on the photo ID you bring). Then you need to bring this photo
ID to present at the front desk.

If you are receiving this directly from GNUbies, you can simply reply
replacing the content with your full name, you can send email consisting
of our full name to address@hidden, or you can use the link on our
website at:
(reachable at

Again, I am sorry this announcement is going out so late.

We hope to see you at the meeting.



Distributed poC TINC:

Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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