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Re: New Caption Definition - please comment

From: Makoto UEKI - Infoaxia, Inc. - <ueki@infoaxia.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:03:39 +0900
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060227064619.5073.UEKI@infoaxia.co.jp>

Hello Gregg,

In Japan, both subtitles and captions are translated into the same word
"Ji maku" in general. On the other hand, each word can be used by
Katakana as is without being translated. We use Katakana for a word of
foreign origin. It'll work for "Subtitles" and "Captions".

But we need to add the brief explanation such as "Subtitles (dialog only)"
and "Captions (dialog and sounds and possibly speaker ID)" in the
document in order to avoid the confusion. The difference between "Subtitles" and "Captions"
is not known well in Japan. We tend to confuse them.


Cheers,
Makoto


On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 15:35:35 -0600
"Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:

> 
> What other countries use the English word "subtitle" or "caption"
> 
> I presume they have their own words and it would be chauvinistic to say that
> they use these words when they use translations of them.
> 
> If they do indeed use these words - we could change it.  just didn't want to
> cross the line and  didn't know of any others that used the terms.
> 
> Everyone- 
> 
> Please let me know for your country
> 
> What word do you use for 
> Subtitles   (dialog only)
> Captions    (dialog and sounds and possibly speaker ID)   
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> Gregg
> 
>  -- ------------------------------ 
> Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
> Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
> Director - Trace R & D Center 
> University of Wisconsin-Madison 
> The Player for my DSS sound file is at http://tinyurl.com/dho6b 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
> Of Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:18 AM
> To: 'Yvette Hoitink'; 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New Caption Definition - please comment
> 
> 
> I will love to remove the name of the countries using a more general note:
> 
> NOTE: In some countries the term "subtitle" is used to refer to captions. In
> other countries "subtitle" is used for dialog only, and captions is used as
> the term for dialog plus sounds and sometimes speaker identification. 
> 
> Also another question: shall we also explain difference between closed and
> open captions?
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yvette Hoitink [mailto:y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl]
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 9:58 AM
> To: 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; 'Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New Caption Definition - please comment
> 
> 
> In addition, I would advise to use "the United Kingdom" instead of
> "England". The word "subtitles" is used in Wales, Scotland and Northern
> Ireland as well. 
> 
> See http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/subtitles.shtml for information on
> subtitles for the BBC (the UK's main TV network).
> 
> Yvette Hoitink
> Heritas, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
> E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
> WWW: http://www.heritas.nl 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
> > Sent: vrijdag 24 februari 2006 8:49
> > To: 'Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: New Caption Definition - please comment
> > 
> > 
> > Good catch Roberto re synchronization.
> > 
> > Good thought on color too.  I think the place for that note
> > is as a failure under 1.2.1 citing 1.3.2 and 1.3.4
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Gregg
> > 
> >  -- ------------------------------
> > Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> > Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
> > Director - Trace R & D Center
> > University of Wisconsin-Madison
> > The Player for my DSS sound file is at http://tinyurl.com/dho6b 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) [mailto:rscano@iwa-italy.org]
> > Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 1:46 AM
> > To: gv@trace.wisc.edu; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> > Subject: RE: New Caption Definition - please comment
> > 
> > I suggest to add the term "sincronyzed":
> > 
> > text that is typically presented and sincronyzed within or
> > below an audio-visual
> >     presentation that provides not only the dialog but also 
> > sound effects and
> >     sometimes speaker identification.
> > 
> > Wanna also add somewhere that, if there are two or more
> > people that speak, captions should not rely speaker 
> > identification using only different text colour? (this is 
> > also an old note that i've send on 2004 at w3c timed 
> > textworking group)
> > 
> > ----- Messaggio originale -----
> >     Da: "Gregg Vanderheiden"<gv@trace.wisc.edu>
> >     Inviato: 24/02/06 0.45.33
> >     A: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> >     Oggetto: New Caption Definition - please comment
> >     
> >     CAPTION
> >     
> >      
> >     
> >      
> >     
> >     text that is typically presented within or below an audio-visual
> >     presentation that provides not only the dialog but also
> > sound effects and
> >     sometimes speaker identification.
> >     
> >      
> >     
> >     NOTE: In England and some other countries the term
> > "subtitle" is used to
> >     refer to captions. In other countries "subtitle" is used 
> > for dialog only,
> >     and captions is used as the term for dialog plus sounds 
> > and sometimes
> >     speaker identification.  
> >     
> >      
> >     
> >     
> >     Gregg
> >     
> >     ------------------------
> >     
> >     Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
> >     Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
> >     Director - Trace R & D Center 
> >     University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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> >     
> >     The Player for my DSS sound file is at http://tinyurl.com/dho6b
> >     
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> >     
> >      
> >     
> >      
> >     
> >     
> > 
> > [Messaggio troncato. Toccare Modifica->Segna per il download
> > per recuperare la restante parte.]
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Sunday, 26 February 2006 22:03:40 GMT

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