Wired: Word Up: Keeping Languages Alive
Nov 06, 2002, 10:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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" When Napoleon's troops discovered a granite slab in 1799
containing Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphic translations of ancient
text dating back to 100 B.C., they unearthed more than 1,000 years
"Now, a group of scientists and engineers are crafting a modern
Rosetta stone that will preserve more than 1,400 of the world's
7,000 languages on a 3-inch nickel disk...
"Given the massive amount of work involved in cataloging the
world's languages, adopting an open-source approach made sense,
[Project Diector Jim] Mason said..."