This is the original (1995!)
technical information for both using hyptertext for language
and text study, and putting it on the web. You may also review
a general theory overview prepared for a non-specialist grant committee.
The best learning comes by experiment, and asking around- try me:email@example.com
In general, it is easy enough to represent languages using non-Roman characters
in a word processor. Plenty of fonts exist for most computers which include
actual scripts of nearly every studied language. The trick is to use them
on the internet which, largely, is devoted to standard Roman alphabet characters.
Special web-browsers can be found, e-mail packages, and so forth. As yet,
there is no standard for multiple scripts on the net. Accordingly, HTML
can only be used on one-s own system, or done in a roundabout
way for the net. Fortunately, this is due to change
soon, at least for Mac users.
As you might expect, the protocol folks haven't left cyberia un-fenced
with CITATION PROTOCOL. Soon this site will be in order in this respect,
but find out how much there is in "e-protocol" with the following