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Friday, April 24 • 11:20am - 11:40am
Reviving the Traditional Russian Orthography for the 21st Century

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Virtually all the world-famous classic works of Russian literature were written in what is now called "old" Russian orthography, which was banned in the Soviet Russia in 1918. For this reason, the traditional Russian orthography has no support in modern operating systems and text processing software. To publish a critical edition of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky in the original is a veritable challenge today! I describe my efforts to bring the "old" Russian orthography to the desktop. I will demonstrate a keyboard layout, a spelling dictionary, and a converter between old and modern spelling.

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Sergei Winitzki

Senior Software Engineer, Workday Inc.
Theoretical physicist turned software engineer, passionate for functional programming, functional type theory, and declarative domain-specific languages.

Friday April 24, 2015 11:20am - 11:40am

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