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Re: Todays teleconf

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 18:51:05 +0000
Message-ID: <40DB2299.3010202@emi.ac.ma>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

Richard Ishida wrote:

>>	From: Najib Tounsi [mailto:ntounsi@emi.ac.ma] 
>>	Sent: Wed 23/06/2004 17:46 
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>>	- .htaccess usage should be declared and configured 
>>before using it as a
>>	directory entry in the web site.
>>	- In Apache, many configurations directives are related 
>>to each other. A
>>	same effect can be obtained, a kind of side effect, by 
>>another directive
>>	(e.g. AddCharset vs AddType) which is, at least in 
>>programming language
>>	world, a bad thing.
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>Yes. We mention these things in the FAQ.
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>>	- I've desabled the default serving (configured to 
>>serve as ISO-8859-1).
>>	I've found that it overrides my charset declared in the 
>>XHTML file.
>>	Otherwise, you see (برامج) so you have to set the 
>>view-encoding of
>>	your browser to utf-8
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>You could consider changing the default to utf-8, maybe?
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(re) done.
(I've already done it before, and changed my mind. Perhaps to let usual 
plain text files to be served and viewed "normally" 
(http://www.w3c.org.ma/t.txt)).
Now the default is set to utf-8 and it works.

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>>	- I don't neither use language negociation. I think 
>>that the viewer of
>>	the Office home page must see it in Arabic, the Office 
>>local language. I
>>	do provide french and english text to link to the 
>>french version of the
>>	home page.
>>	- Your opinions about this are welcome.
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>I think your concern is to demonstrate Arabic on the Web? If so, I think that's your decision, given that you clearly link to the alternatives. 
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I've already asked other Offices if they do language negociation, and if 
I remember, I got 'yes' from Frank from the Benelux Office.
In fac I'am still wondering about it. I don't have a major conviction.
Language negociation could be interesting  to implement, just for 
demonstrating this technology to  other people.

> One simply has to weigh the effect of the inconvenience of that to French users.
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Why they don't speak Arabic :-) :-)

>Note, btw, that the W3C Home page actually links to a page in English, from which there are no links to either Arabic or French pages.  I think you should fix that.
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May be you talk about the navlink "About-Offices/Morocco". (see 
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Offices/) It is the "the Description of 
Morocco Office Staff and Host". According to Ivan it MUST be in English. 
Note that the Office logo links to the Arabic home page.
The top list of Offices in "http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Offices/"  
links to the Arabic home page.

>See also my notes in an earlier mail about linking between language versions.
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>>	Deborah wants to open a discussion about the scrollbar 
>>position in
>>	browsers, right/left according to rtl/ltr scripts.
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>I'd be very interested if you could represent the views of Moroccan Web users on this topic.
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OK, Feed back later.

Best, Najib

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