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Re: Names

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 17:12:18 +0900
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To: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>, ishida@w3.org
Cc: public-i18n-geo@w3.org

Hello Tex,

Many thanks for your comments.

At 14:18 02/10/11 -0400, Tex Texin wrote:

>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.

I think it's important that the guidelines make distinctions on various
axes. One such axis is the implementations one wants to reach. We can
easily say something like "this won't work on generation 3 browsers".

But we should also take into account that the Web moves forward,
and that we (I hope, at least) want it to move forward, rather than
backwards. Using gifs can be very helpful in some cases, e.g.
to help people to check whether their browser does bidirectional
rendering correctly, but for example using gifs instead of Japanese
characters just because somebody might not have installed a Japanese
font is probably not worth spending too much time on.

just my 2 yen.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 2002 04:17:28 UTC

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