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March 31, 2004

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A call to the wider network of people that read this and people that they know.

I've just started looking after MTV's global AIDS awareness site - staying-alive.org.

This is a problem in the world of the internet because, as we all know, normally if it all gets too much it doesn't really matter because - hey - we're not trying to save lives here.

Except I kind of am.

(Perhaps this is utterly pompous, but my ambition is to make that potentially-marketing-speak true)

Anyway, one of the things I have to do is get the site working in Mandarin.

So, if you know anyone who's taken a left-to-right site and got it working in right-to-left, can you get them to drop me a line? I want to know about tech, editorial and design issues.

It's a good cause - and I say that having asked cynical questions internally - so consultancies need not apply. However, I may be able to offer drinks in very favourable surroundings on Shaftesbury Avenue for the right individuals with the right war-stories.

[Me acting on my own - not on behalf of my current employers]

Posted by Tom Dolan at March 31, 2004 11:19 PM

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Hey you...

I would perhaps talk to some of the folk in World Service Internet, or perhaps even Kevin Hinde at News Interactive, or Matt Wood who I think did a load of the first wave of unicode/mulitlingual stuff at BBC News, also Tom Broxton.

Posted by: Matt at April 1, 2004 01:51 PM

yup, speak to Weiming Fan or Dharmesh Patel (designers at world service). Both very approachable and often have to find solutions to the same problems.


Posted by: Colskee at April 2, 2004 10:58 AM

Thanks chaps. (And others who emailed me directly!)

Posted by: Tom Dolan at April 7, 2004 08:11 AM

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