Publication details [#11934]

Smith, Kim L. 1988. Nuts and bolts for translators: how do I get ã on this #$&*@* computer? In Vasconcellos, Muriel, ed. Technology as translation strategy (American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series 2). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 25–28.
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Article in jnl/bk
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The ability to display and print foreign (non-English) characters is essential for all translators, and in addition many of them have to work with scientific formulae and languages written in non-roman script. These applications pose a significant challenge for computer science. The purpose of this article is to provide a few guidelines for translators in the decisions they face when purchasing a computer system.
Source : Based on abstract in book