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Re: 4.1 proposal for discussion

From: Avi Arditti <aardit@voa.gov>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 16:33:18 -0400
Message-ID: <3D6BE20D.5BD608A7@voa.gov>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

I agree that it makes sense to list at least some elements by language
-- that's
where sites like the Italian "Chiaro" site and the U.S. government's
plainlanguage.gov can come in handy as guides.

I'll look for additional references for other languages ... any
suggestions most
welcome!

Avi

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> I am not suggesting that there is a problem of listing things that are

> specific to one language. I think it is sensible to do that. My
opinion is
> that we should do it, and we should be clear about what languages
things are
> useful for (so that nobody tries to apply rules for english to hebrew
where
> they are not applicable).
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Avi Arditti wrote:
>
> >
> >Update: I am seeking feedback from a few big guns (non-technical
> >appelation) in the field of plain language and will report back as
soon
> >as I get answers.
> >
> >The issue in debate is the wisdom of listing elements that might seem

> >weighted too heavily toward one language versus listing universal
> >principles that might seem too weak to enforce across all languages.
> >
> >Any more thoughts from the list?
> >
> >Finally, I would appreciate any help from list members in Italy to
> >translate elements of advice posted at the site for the Italian
> >government's new plain-language campaign:
> >http://www.funzionepubblica.it/chiaro/
> >
> >Avi
> >
>
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