Summary title: Petition 1468/2013 by Cristian Secara (Romanian) on projected legislation for the protection of the cultural and linguistic heritage of Member States from developments in the field of modern electronic systems
Petition number: 1468/2013
Topics: Culture and Heritage
Country: European Union
Name: European Parliament
The petitioner takes the view that electronic text manipulation, including communication, compression, storage, filing, insertion or reproduction, should be possible in any of the EU languages without altering the linguistic nature thereof. He maintains, for example, that cultural and linguistic particularities are being discouraged by mobile devices and their applications currently of the market, pointing out that, while an SMS may contain 160 characters, this may be reduced to 70 if the diacritics distinguishing certain languages (such as Czech, Hungarian or Romanian) are used.