Using WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS) for Rare Languages Translation
Published by American Translators' Association (ATA)
This presentation illustrates the application of several overlooked features of this package for daily translation jobs, namely re-mapping of the keyboard with user-defined symbols and macros and creating spell-checkers for rare languages. Re-mapping allows the user to use about 300 letter assignments, accommodating many languages and enhanced functionality by creating macros for anything from switching code pages for different languages, to date insertion and table creation, to font attributes and abbreviations. Spell-checking for rare languages is another chore handled by WordPerfect 5.1. A customized Bulgarian keyboard and a spell-checker for Bulgarian documents will also be discussed.