Sending SMS in foreign languages for example Arabic, Greek, Hebrew etc.Written by Marinda Stuiver
Mobile phone penetration is increasing globally. With increase in handsets, being able to communicate with handset owners in their own language is something that is becoming increasingly important.
The first question that comes to mind is how it works when foreign languages are sent to mobiles from a web site. Based on fact that computers fundamentally just deal with numbers, letters and characters are stored using a unique number for each and in past these unique numbers had to be assigned through use of encoding systems. As a result hundreds of different encoding systems existed, none compatible with each other and none of them containing enough characters to deal with all languages. All this changed with invention of Unicode. With Unicode one number for each letter has been assigned (a standard has been set) and it is network, platform and language independent. The emergence of Unicode standards and tools allowed web platform owners and developers to develop additional tools which enables end users to send sms in their own language.
These applications are especially important in Middle East (Arabic), Far East (Chinese, Taiwanese, Hindi etc.) and European countries where normal English characters cannot be used to communicate in data format for example Greece, Finland, Norway - just to name a few.
Get Information in your home - Ambient OrbWritten by Andrew Hall
If you're anything like me, when you first wake up in morning, eventually battle with stuggle of getting up and prise open your eyelids, You need to start day. When your brain kicks in, you start thinking about weather, what's on news which will be hot topic in office today, have I got any emails and so much more.
So you walk to kitchen and you grab yourself a coffee, probably turn TV on for your daily burst of news or weather and computer on to check if any of your friends have sent you pictures of their new dog. Today, weather is warm and cloudy, so when you can finally manage to get dressed, you decide on a shirt and jeans. There's a bit of news, your team won last night - that's what office will be talking about. And you have an email from your Aunt Jemima with some pictures of her hoiday.
Now, imagine for one second, Imagine you didn't need to turn TV on to check weather. Imagine you could open your eyes and when you walked into kitchen you get your much needed caffiene and you could instantly know what weather's like and what clothes you need to wear.
Imagine if you didnt need to turn on TV to find out if there was news on your team, your local area or any other thing. You could walk through your house knowing that your team won last night.
Imagine if you didnt need to turn on your computer to see if you have an emails, you could instantly know whether you have any emails, even before you turn that PC on!