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  • Sep 19, 2014
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Character Encoding

Eye-popping idea wins top prize

King's College claimed the Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award this year. They beat eight other finalists with an innovative app that aims to help the blind 'read' images and videos.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

Think of the needs of disabled people

We should let public facilities be used by the genuinely needy. Lifts in MTR stations and ramps next to stairs are for disabled people, to allow wheelchair access. But those facilities are often wrongly used by many lazy commuters - and often disabled people in wheelchairs are excluded. We may not feel bad, but have we ever thought about how the disabled would feel?

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Unicode seen as winner as mainland sets own standards

The International Unicode Conference closed last week with attendees both confused and confident about the future of the international text standard.

On March 27 last year the Chinese Government quietly published a new standard for handling digital Chinese characters.

1 May 2001 - 12:00am

Truly global e-commerce moves a step closer to reality

It has taken a long time, but after a decade the world seems close to agreement on a single standard for computerised text - the Unicode standard.

At Hong Kong's Harbour Plaza Hotel last week, linguists and developers from around the world gathered for the 18th International Unicode Conference, the first to be held in Asia.

1 May 2001 - 12:00am

Blind examinations

I REFER to the letter by Winnie Lee (Sunday Morning Post, May 7) expressing 'fury about a policy adopted by the Examination Authority' because 'the blind are not allowed to sit Chinese or English oral examinations'.

14 May 1995 - 12:00am