Texas donor gives computers to CNEC
11/2/2009 7:22:26 AM
By Staff Reports

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Education Corporation recently announced the donation of four Apple laptop computers by Ms. Liana Marquis of Richardson, Texas.

Marquis donated the computers to benefit students attending the Northeastern State University’s Cherokee Education Language Degree Program in Tahlequah.

Roy Boney, CN language media specialist, said “Apple Computers have always been about the ease of the use of computer. Their operating system is streamlined for non-technical people to make it easy to understand. However, the biggest advantage that Apples have for a Cherokee language learner is that every Apple computer sold since 2002 has the Cherokee language font installed on it when it comes straight from the factory.”

This means that with minimal setup, Apple computers have the ability to type and display the Cherokee syllabary. The font supplied by Apple is also a universal Unicode compatible font, meaning that all digital applications including email, web browsing, blogging, HTML and video games can display and input the Cherokee language.

This gift will give added advantage to other NSU students who are studying to become more proficient in Cherokee literacy.
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