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Montana tribe uses technology to preserve languages

The Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are using technology to preserve Native languages.

The former technology director Jim Ereaux of the Salish Kootenai College created two fonts. One is of the Salish language and the other is of the Kootenai languages.

The fonts enable students to compose documents in the languages. The technology works on Windows and Macintosh-based systems.

Jim Ereaux, the developer, said the tribe won't have to rely on outdated and obsolete technologies. He worked with the tribe's culture committee to create the language system.

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