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Re: New FAQ: Global Gateway

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:58:57 -0500
Message-ID: <3FBAB241.F587C64E@i18nguy.com>
To: "RICHARD,FRANCOIS (HP-France,ex1)" <francois.richard@hp.com>
Cc: "'jyunker@bytelevel.com'" <jyunker@bytelevel.com>, public-i18n-geo@w3.org

There is a default sort order for Unicode, but it is not something that all
users understand or expect.
In short there is no one sort order that works universally.

Selecting a point on a world map is a possible alternative but requires mapping
all locations to language which is not possible
(although you could map locations to short lists of languages which might be
reasonable).

Writing the name of the language in the language is visually very identifiable
and stands out
to readers of the language, so works well.

I'd be interested to see what others think a good solution is.

tex

"RICHARD,FRANCOIS (HP-France,ex1)" wrote:
> 
> >(Screen shot example)
> >
> >If your site has more than four locales, you may need to use a
> >pull-down menu.
> >
> >(Screen shot example)
> >
> >
> >BY THE WAY
> >
> >Translate the links
> >Don’t forget to translate the names of the languages in the
> >gateway. For example, don’t use “German” when you can use
> >“Deutsch.”  Always use the native language of your user.
> 
> When using drop-down menu, should we also indicate how the sorting of the
> list should be done?
> Is there such thing as "international sorting" that allows to sort a list of
> multilingual entries such as:
> 
> Deutsch
> English
> Español
> Français
> Italiano
> português
> ???
> ?? - ???
> ???
> ????
> 
> /François

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