Exploratory Software Project 2002FY
Individual Project Report（採択案件評価書）
|Alan Kay （President, Viewpoints Research Institute）|
|Ohshima Yoshiki （大島 芳樹）（Walt Disney Imagineering R&D, Inc. Technical Staff)|
|４．Project management organization
| The Advanced Software Technology and Mechatronics Research Institute of Kyoto
|５．Theme （テーマ名）||An Implementation of Multilingualized Environment on Dynamic Objects|
|６．The website of relation
The design and implementation of multilingualization ("m17n") of a dynamic object-oriented environment called Squeak. The goal of this project is to provide a collaborative and late-bound environment where the users can use many different natural languages and characters.
"Multiculturalization" is a highly important, but little advanced part of living in the same networked computing world. "Multilingualization" -- the ability to easily change a system's language features to be suitable in a new language environment -- is usually only possible in parts of a system. This project will extend the state of the art in this area by going beyond simple symbol substitution, and will also address the problem of help and error messages, etc.
The project tackled a very hard problem -- dealing with true multilingualization of a programming environment using UNICODE as a base -- in a very comprehensive and useful way.
The excellent results will benefit both education & computer science in Japan and in the rest of the world. Each of the actual work, the presentations and the documentation were done in a timely and excellent fashion. This is first class work!