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[protege-discussion] protege with other languages

Alex Shkotin alex.shkotin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 03:27:53 PDT 2010


Hi Manjula,

just read carefully exhaustive Timothy's letter to you above.

A crucial question is:
can you type Sinhala texts on your computer?

Alex

2010/4/16 manjula wijewickrema <manjula53 at gmail.com>

> Dear Alex,
>
> Thanks a lot for your reply. I think what I am searching is given in your
> third option. Are there any related articles for how to do this?
>
> Manjula
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Alex Shkotin <alex.shkotin at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi  Manjula,
>>
>> there are there different questions and two different answers:
>>
>> 1. Do we have Sinhala intereface with Protege "in order to build
>> ontologies"? - No.
>>
>> 2. Do we have Sinhala version of OWL "in order to build ontologies"? - No.
>>
>> 3. Is there in OWL (and Protege) a possibility to use Sinhala identifiers
>> "in order to build ontologies"? - Yes.
>>
>> Which one is important for you?
>>
>> Or may be you should ask Google for "multilingual ontologies"?
>> It is a realy hot topic:-)
>>
>> Alex
>>
>> 2010/4/16 manjula wijewickrema <manjula53 at gmail.com>
>>
>>  Dear Timothy,
>>>
>>> Thanks a lot for your reply. It courages me to study furthermore. The
>>> last issue, I have asked is, if Protege supports to any other languages (say
>>> Sinhala) then what is the procedure we can follow to use Sinhala in order to
>>> build ontologies in Protege (just instead of default English language)? Are
>>> there any references (i.e. Wiki pages or something else) which have
>>> described these kinds of scenarios?
>>>
>>> Thanx in advance
>>> Manjula
>>>
>>>   On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Timothy Redmond <
>>> tredmond at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> A question very similar to this was answered very recently.  Sinhala is
>>>> included in the unicode standard (chart attached).  Unicode is fully
>>>> supported by Protege.
>>>> There are a couple of system specific issues that come up though.  There
>>>> is the issue of telling the operating system to support sinhala keyboard
>>>> input.  I am able to do this on my linux machine here but I can't speak for
>>>> your system.  I have done similar things on os x and windows machines.
>>>>
>>>> Finally there is the question of whether your java installation includes
>>>> all the needed fonts.  This isn't working so well on my linux machine but I
>>>> would bet that windows and os x machines will do fine.  This last issue is
>>>> something that I don't understand so well at the moment.  I would like to
>>>> know how to fix this.
>>>>
>>>> -Timothy
>>>>
>>>> manjula wijewickrema wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  Hello,
>>>>>  I am a new one leyman for Protege. Is there any possibility of useing
>>>>> Sinhala language (Sinhala comes with Unicode) to make ontologies with
>>>>> Protege. If so how can I change the language to Sinhala? Is there any
>>>>> material to refer?
>>>>>  Thanks,
>>>>> Manjula.
>>>>>
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