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Re: Names

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 14:18:02 -0400
Message-ID: <3DA715DA.C7B593AC@i18nGuy.com>
To: ishida@w3.org
Cc: public-i18n-geo@w3.org

Great ideas. We should make our pages as international as possible
following/demonstrating our own guidelines.

We should take a tougher stand on the font issue and implement some
solutions, even if it means a backup page with gifs or svg drawings.
Most applications don't have an option to create pages with characters
that sometimes can't be seen.


Richard Ishida wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I will soon be sending out a welcome message and starting up some threads in preparation for our kickoff meeting.
> In the meantime, it occurred to me that we could make some improvements to the member page at http://www.w3.org/International/geo/members.html by including the following:
> 1] a line after each name entitled: "Known as: ..." so people can specify what they'd like to be called.  Very useful for Chinese or Southern Indian people, for example.
> 2] add another line where appropriate to allow people to add their name in their native script, eg. Arabic, Chinese, etc.  I can add these easily enough if you send me in an HTML attachment (preferably utf-8 encoding).  People will only see these if they have the font, but since most people who would really need to see them would probably have the font, it may be an interesting thing to do.
> Thoughts?
> RI
> ============
> Richard Ishida
> W3C
> The W3C Internationalization Activity has restructured, and has issued a call for participation.
> See http://www.w3.org/International/about.html
> tel: +44 1753 480 292
> http://www.w3.org/International/

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