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Re: Web Notifications I18N Review: [I18N-ISSUE-161, I18N-ISSUE-162]

From: Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:36:35 -0700 (PDT)
To: Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, public-web-notification@w3.org, "Olli.Pettay" <opettay@mozilla.com>
Message-ID: <902452612.19574.1340843795907.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>
This brings up a good point that I wanted to share with the group.  A few months ago, I audited the many native notification system.  Most of these systems do not have any concept of RTL/LTR.  Lets make sure we express this fact in the spec by calling out that NotificationDirection is only a hint.  I would hate to have web developers depend on this working on systems that clearly can't support it.

As for language of their user-visible text - The same is going to be true. 

Doug Turner

----- Original Message -----
From: "Addison Phillips" <addison@lab126.com>
To: public-web-notification@w3.org
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:16:54 AM
Subject: Web Notifications I18N Review: [I18N-ISSUE-161, I18N-ISSUE-162]

Hello, Web Notifications,

The Internationalization Core WG has actioned me [1] with relaying our review comments of your document:


Dated: 2012-06-27

We are tracking these items as I18N-ISSUE-161 and I18N-ISSUE-162 in Tracker [2].

Our comments are:

161: Notifications have no way to identify the language of their user-visible text (title and body). Knowledge about the language is often necessary for the user agent to select the right font or to pronounce the text correctly - see http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-lang-why

[there are similar comments from other WG members]

162: (Section 5) It's a little odd that title is converted to Unicode before setting the direction, while body has its direction set first. Can those be made consistent? [This is an editorial comment and minor]

[1] http://www.w3.org/2012/06/27-i18n-minutes.html I18N-ACTION-134
[2] http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/161

Thanks and best regards (for I18N)


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.
Received on Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:37:06 UTC

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