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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0505WordCount" by AndrzejZydron

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Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 08:50:54 -0000
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The following page has been changed by AndrzejZydron:

  === Summary ===
+ The requirement is to provide an unambiguous, universally acceptable metric for a localization task that can be exchanged and processed electronically.
+ === Challenge/issue ===
  We tend to use term 'word counts' to encompass all metrics to do with the i18n process. This is not an accurate definition though. A better term is ''metrics'' as for some scripts character counts are the only currently available metrics and the term 'word counts' ignores all other metrics such as page, file, line, screen counts.
  Metrics are an important aspect of sizing the i18n task for a given XML document. Metrics encompass word and character counts as well as other relevant counts (pages, lines, screens). There are two aspects here. The first is to decide what will be counted (e.g. ''Localization Directives''). The second is the actual ''syntax'' of the count - The format of the metrics information (e.g. ''namespace syntax'').
- === Challenge/issue ===
  From the W3C ITS perspective metrics need to be governed by an indication of what aspects of a document (translatable attributes, PCDATA) need to be counted, as well as translated. This presupposes the existence of some form of ''Localization Directives'' definition document that would detail this information, plus additional ''translation/count'' directives within the document itself if required:
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