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MULTI-LINGUAL HTML BROWSER WITH DYNAMIC FONT APPROACH

 

TITLE MULTI-LINGUAL HTML BROWSER WITH DYNAMIC FONT APPROACH.
AUTHOR SOMCHART SIRICHAIWATJANADAYCH
DEGREE MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE
ADVISOR DAMRAS WONSAWANG
CO-ADVISOR SUKANYA PHONGSUPHAP
 
ABSTRACT
HTML is a format of a document presented on World-Wide Web (WWW) and is mainly applied to documents written in English and only partially available in some local languages such as Thai, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, etc. A problem stemming from this is that the HTML browsers, which is mostly run under Windows Operating System English Edition can not display some local languages. Two major reasons account for the problem. First, the general HTML browsers can display only a HTML document which is written in English and one additional language. Secondly, users may not know in advance which language is used in HTML documents to be browsed. Storing all fonts currently used in the world on user computers will not solve this problem. Many approaches to overcome this problem have been proposed by current research such as: Page Image, Character to Image, Text with Font, and Dynamic Font Approach. This thesis presented an approach called Multi-lingual HTML Browser with Dynamic Font Approach, or MHTMLB-DF. The MHTMLB-DF employed dynamically changing font for the multi-lingual HTML currently displayed. The approach is to introduce new tags which are a set of commands used in multi-lingual HTML documents to tell a browser of dynamic contents. Moreover, data storage concerning dynamic fonts installed in the user’s machine are added for current and future use without immediate deletion of the dynamic fonts installed. However, the number of dynamic fonts to be stored on the user’s machine is limited to some values for efficient disk space usage. This research presented in details the approach of MHTMLB-DF. Its prototype was developed, analyzed and tested against typical HTML files and HTML files with a dynamic font tag. The results of the experiment show that MHTMLB-DF can solve the problem of displaying a multi-lingual HTML document. The experimental result of font management and setting dynamic font limit were improved the MHTMLB-DF for better efficiency. Finally, improvements for the future research of MHTMLB-DF have been suggested.
KEYWORD HTML / MULTI-LINGUAL / MULTI-LINGUAL HTML / MULTI-LINGUAL HTML BROWSER / DYNAMIC FONT

 

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