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Re: New Q&A: What is an international web site?

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 22:49:21 -0400
Message-ID: <3EEE81B1.DB6E4262@I18nGuy.com>
To: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
CC: public-i18n-geo@w3.org

I can't argue with a man that has Multilingual right in his job title!
;-)

If CALD is a standard term:
- I'll add it to the glossary
- perhaps we should give some examples and or links for more information.

tex

Andrew Cunningham wrote:
> 
> Tex Texin wrote:
> >
> > The term "multilingual site" can refer to:
> >
> > - A site where pages use more than one language. (Because the readers are
> > expected to be multilingual, or the content is by nature multilingual. For
> > example, a european author mixing English, French and German in a weblog or a
> > page talking about the Rosetta Stone.)
> >
> > - A corporate regional site with content that is translated/adapted from
> > another one
> >
> > - One of multiple sites with coordinated content in different languages
> >
> > It is important to distinguish between these kinds of sites.
> > The design, development and deployment issues and considerations, and the
> > solutions, can be different for each case.
> >
> 
> I'd add at least another two to the list:
> 
> - a site  in more than one language intended for a local culturally and
> linguistically diverse (CALD) community.
> 
> - a site in (one) national language and containing resources in multiple
> languages intended for mediated access by a local culturally and
> linguistically diverse (CALD) community.
> 
> --
> Andrew Cunningham
> Multilingual Technical Officer
> Online Projects Team, Vicnet
> State Library of Victoria
> 328 Swanston Street
> Melbourne  VIC  3000
> Australia
> 
> andrewc@vicnet.net.au
> 
> Ph. +61-3-8664-7430
> Fax: +61-3-9639-2175
> 
> http://www.openroad.net.au/
> http://www.libraries.vic.gov.au/
> http://www.vicnet.net.au/

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