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RE: Proposed translation policy update

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 15:36:10 +0100
To: "'Masayasu Ishikawa'" <mimasa@w3.org>
Cc: <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040706143610.61B2B4EF82@homer.w3.org>

Hi Masayasu,

See inline...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Masayasu Ishikawa [mailto:mimasa@w3.org] 
> Sent: 06 July 2004 08:05
> To: ishida@w3.org
> Cc: public-i18n-geo@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed translation policy update
> Hi,
> "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
> > How's this: http://www.w3.org/International/2004/06/translation.html
> > 
> > Notice also the note pointing to the original page, which could be 
> > turned into more of a decription of the process rather than 
> > instructions to translators.
> >
> > I've tried to address most of your other specific points in 
> the above 
> > reworking. I've asked for the minimum, and then left it to GEO 
> > (myself) to bolt things together.
> Thanks a lot, now it looks a lot simpler for translators.  As 
> more translations become available, the latter page could 
> include templates in various languages so that translators 
> can just copy and paste them.

Done. See http://www.w3.org/International/2004/06/translation-text

> I updated http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset.ja accordingly.

I would like us to add romanised versions of names in parens after non-ASCII
ones.  There are two reasons for this: [a] I can remember more easily who
did a Japanese, Arabic, etc. translation, [b] people can see how the name is
written for correspondence in an English environment.  I added this to the
page above.

> > >   Shall I refer to "O-charset" without suffixes, or shall I refer
> > >   to the English version like "O-charset.en" as the 
> "original URL"?
> > 
> > It will have to be O-charset.en - otherwise someone reading 
> the page 
> > in the language their browser is set to would just end up 
> in the same place again.
> OK.  By the way, please make it clear that "O-charset.en" in 
> item 4 of the instructions is just an example - otherwise 
> people might wonder whether they have to include that text intact.


> Also, the Intellectual Rights FAQ requires to "[p]rominently disclose"
> disclaimer text - I tried to add some style to make it a bit 
> prominent, but not sure whether it's a good way.  In any 
> case, you should supply a standard style for disclaimer text 
> so that translations have consistent style for disclaimer text.

OK.  I will play around with this a little and add the result to the style

> Regards,
> --
> Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
> W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 6 July 2004 10:36:10 UTC

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