A Django site.
March 16, 2009
» ebook in Welsh

According to an article in Wales Online, the publisher y Lolfa is launching a Welsh language novel in ebook format.

I’m not really sure where I stand on the whole ebook question, somehow I don’t think I would enjoy the experience of owning an ebook as much as I enjoy owning a book. However I can see that there might be real advantages for minority language publishing if this technology becomes established. One to keep an eye on I think.

November 25, 2008
» Serendipity

Yesterday was one of those days when I was looking for something on the WWW, didn’t find it, but found some other (more) interesting things instead.

Warning, both of the more interesting things I found are large pdf files.

The first thing is a dissertation entitled Appropriating New Technology for Minority Language Revitalization: The Welsh Case by Mourad Ben Slimane at the Frei Universitat Berlin (it’s in English).

The second thing a dissertation entitled The Role of Online MT in Webpage Translation by Fredrico Gaspari at the University of Manchester.

I haven’t had a chance to read either of them yet – enjoy!