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FW: future questions of the week

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 19:31:37 +0100
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Yunker [mailto:jyunker@bytelevel.com] 
Sent: 29 May 2003 15:20
To: ishida@w3.org; public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Subject: RE: future questions of the week


Good points on Questions 1 and 2. I'll move forward with rough drafts
for both.

As for three, I agree that it does raise many more questions, so it
probably makes more sense to focus on the navigation guidelines
document. I'll take a look.

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Ishida [mailto:ishida@w3.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:52 AM
To: jyunker@bytelevel.com; public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Subject: RE: future questions of the week

Hello John,

This looks very interesting.  See comments below.


Richard Ishida

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of John Yunker
> Sent: 29 May 2003 13:25
> To: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
> Subject: future questions of the week
> Reading the notes from the meeting, I found the Q&As of the week to be

> VERY useful, particularly the Arabic question.

Note that I have reworked this since last nights meeting.  Mostly just
editorial, but also replaced <span> with 'inline element' in the text.

> Although I'm not going to be much use in contributing to the finer 
> points of Unicode, I was wondering if we could sprinkle in some 
> less-technical questions. If you all are up for it, here are some 
> thoughts I had:
> Q: What corporate Web sites currently use Unicode?
> There aren't many, but I think it might be useful to highlight a few 
> to show how Unicode is taking hold. I can put a list together of 
> between five to 10 sites.

Sounds a useful question, though it might be better to phrase it as "Do
any corporate Web sites support Unicode?"  We don't want to appear to be
pointing the finger at people who are not, but I agree it would be very
nice to list 5-10 sites that do.

> Q: We just added a link to our Korean Web site (in Korean) on our 
> English home page, but the text isn't displaying correctly? What's 
> wrong?
> - I fielded a question just like this recently from someone who wasn't

> aware of the one 'charset' per Web page limitation and was using 
> 8859-1. I could include a before and after screen shot to illustrate 
> the problem.

Maybe we could generalise this a little.  Eg, "I added some foreign text
to my web page, but the text isn't displaying properly.  What's wrong?"
Then by all means use the Korean as the example.

> Q: What's the problem with this global gateway? (a screen shot of a 
> "select language" pick list in which none of the language names are in

> their native languages - a common mistake.
> - I could then include an "after" screen shot to show how to improve 
> the pick list.

Nice one.  :-)  We could possibly even put a select control on the
page??  This could run to quite a long answer though - use of Unicode,
what to do about fonts, select to support graphics in XHTML 2.0, how to
indicate that this is a global gateway in a non-language specific way,
is this the right approach anyway, ....   We actually have a section
planned for the guidelines on navigation
would you like to instead provide some material for this section?

> Let me know what you all think.

Thanks for this!

> Thanks.
> John Yunker
> jyunker@bytelevel.com
Received on Monday, 2 June 2003 14:32:13 UTC

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