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Re: Comments on ITS 1.0 and BP document (Bugzilla issues 4982, 4983)

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:20:59 +0200
Message-ID: <46CE94EB.3010406@kosek.cz>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-its@w3.org, KARA@CA.IBM.COM
Felix Sasaki wrote:

> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-comments/2007Aug/0000.html
> . Kara Warburton  provided us with the comments.

Hi Kara,

thanks for providing valuable comments. I will try to answer your
question related to DocBook.

> Example 53
> Why is "abbrev" listed as a translate="no" element? Abbreviations are often translated. This element
> does not seem to fit well in this list, which mostly includes non-translatable code (such as varname) and
> document information (such as author). I would remove "abbrev" from the list.

You are right. There should be acronym listed instead of abbrev, I often
exchange them, my bad. And please also note that this list of elements
is not in any case normative as is described in the text preceding example:

"Because DocBook use is widespread and diverse the rules defined here
are just example which may need further tailoring for specific use."

> Why isn't "abbrev", "wordasword" and "acronym" included in the section on possible terms? These
> are candidate terms in Docbook.

As I said already the list is just example which has to be tailored to
fit into particular DocBook use. To me "abbrev" and "acronym" could be
term candidates sometimes, but not always and because of this they are
not included by default.

"wordasword" is in a no way term, see its description in TDG:



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