Wang Xuan ( born February 5, 1936 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Sheng, China; † 13 February 2006 in Beijing) was a Chinese computer scientist. He was the inventor of the computer - laser typesetting technology for Chinese characters.
Wang Xuan studied from 1954 to 1958 Mathematics and Mechanics at Peking University, where he later taught as a professor and researcher. In 1974, he was the responsible manager for a government program 748 project, which should be the traditional Chinese writing revise.
Wang Xuan founded 1985 computer laser typesetting technology for Chinese characters. With the help of this invention were computer - laser typesetting systems, called Modern Bi Sheng, be developed for Chinese characters and the Founder - color transfer system and introduced in China. With this technique it was possible to supply the Chinese and the world's population with information and print media.
From 1995 to 2002, Wang was CEO of Founder Holdings Ltd.. This company was registered in Hong Kong, a joint venture between Wang and Peking University. Wang Xuan transferable then about 1 million dollars out of its assets in the Wang Xuan Science Research Fund for support of the Institute of Computer Technology of Peking University ( CSTRI ).
Wang Xuan was a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS ) and since 1994 the Chinese Academy of Engineering ( CAE) since 1992. Wang was a senior representative at the 8th, 9th and 10th Political Consultative Conference of the Chinese people ( National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference CPPCC).
Wang Xuan was cremated on 19 February 2006 in Beijing. At the funeral service was attended by family members and fellow scientists even the highest government officials such as Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong and.