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RE: Bengali Writing Styles

From: Goutam Kumar Saha <goutam.k.saha@cdackolkata.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 13:51:56 +0530 (IST)
Message-ID: <3097.192.168.128.36.1126081316.squirrel@mail.cdackolkata.com>
To: "Yves Savourel" <ysavourel@translate.com>
Cc: public-i18n-its@w3.org

Dear Yves,
Thanks for your response. Please note that I am not talking about
displaying through style-sheet, rather I want to mean to provide some
syntactic/semantic information to the translator where Bengali text is a
source or target one. What I want to mean through our Bengali writing
style is to describe Bengali language formal usages only (this is
applicable for many languages). For informal usage, we can provide
information through attributes.
Regards,
Goutam

>
> Thanks for the input Goutam.
>
>> 1.  for abbreviation in case of non-propernoun, we use a ":"
>> after the first letter (of a Bangla word) instead of a "."
>> (in English), 2.  for divine (Bengali Religion-Hindu) we use
>> the Bangla letter (Chandrabindu) or the Unicode-09FA,
>> 3. we recommend that for worship in Bangla (Hindu) we use
>> Sanskrit Chant (written in Bangla script) should be treated
>> as "no translate."
>> 4. In Bangla, we use the Unicode-09F7 (or "|") in stead of "."
>> as the sentence final (punctuation).
>> 5. Microsoft-XP on screen keyboard does not support the above
>> mentioned Bangla sentence final punctuation.
>
> Looking at the "content style" requirement
> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/its0504ReqCulturalAspects>, this Bengali examples
> illustrate
> well, I think, an aspect that goes beyond what we have currently in the
> requirement. Namely very precise "writing guidelines" rather
> than just a "type" of style (such 'formal' vs. 'informal').
>
> Currently I don't think a solution could do anything beyond providing a
> way to label the content. Like the example at the bottom of
> the wiki page shows.
>
> This type of problem seems similar to labelling content for specific
> rendering. You can say a word will be 'emphasized', but it's up
> to the style-sheet to decide what type of emphasis to use (bold, italics,
> etc.). A style could be specified, but the exact rules to
> follow for that styles would be to the user to define. Wouldn't they?
>
> -yves
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