Month: August 2011
Online Word Document cleaner to plain-text
Here is a nice quick simple Word “cleaner” script with source code by Jonathan Hedley. Straightforward and does what is necessary. But troublesome if one has hundreds or even thousands of documents to convert. I am still looking for a solution here.
Language death and the preservation of Australian indigenous cultures
Before British colonialisation began there in 1788, around 250 aboriginal languages were spoken in Australia by an estimated one million people. Only a few dozen languages remain and the communities number around 470,000 people in a nation of 22 million. It is often said that language is culture. So 250 languages spoken means the existence…