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Re: acronym/abbr expansion

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:36:32 -0400
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To: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
aloha, again, alexander!

i neglected to mention that another potential solution is to use Ruby to 
annotate the acronym and/or its expansion:

the use of Ruby as both a "glossing" mechanism and a pronunciation guide 
has been broadly discussed within WAI and with the internationalization 
people (whose arcane acronym i can never remember)


At 02:53 PM 4/13/02 +0400, you wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>I'm translating XHTML Basic 1.0 into Russian
>Take a look at the following fragment please:
>      <acronym title="Extensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</acronym>
>        <acronym title="Rashiryayemiy yazik razmetky 
> giperteksta">XHTML</acronym>
>Do I have to indicate the xml:lang of the latest acronym as "en"
>(The html xml:lang attribute is "ru")?
>Is it correct to translate the title without the acronym itself?
>Other examples include various acronyms and abbreviations like
>"W3C", "PDF", "Co.", "Inc.", "Ltd.", "DTD", "WAP", "WML", "SGML" etc.
>Martin Duerst suggested that I don't translate the acronym titles and
>that I and add the text in Russian after the acronym:
> > For example
> > <acronym xml:lang='en' title="Extensible HyperText Markup 
> Language">XHTML</acronym> (Rashiryayemiy yazik razmetky giperteksta)
> > or
> > XHTML (Rashiryayemiy yazik razmetky giperteksta)
> > (and maybe add the text only the first time, but some WAI
> > experts may know better)
>Looking forward to hearing from you.
>Best wishes.
>   Alexander "Croll" Savenkov         http://www.thecroll.com/
>   w3@hotbox.ru                            http://croll.da.ru/

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