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RE: Howto provide and link to foreign language translations?

From: Denise Wood <Denise.Wood@unisa.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 13:38:28 +0930
Message-ID: <1099A28095159443B2FF2655C96BB20A02A7832B@exstaffe.levels.unisa.edu.au>
To: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hello Jonathan

I asked one of our University's Italian Studies lecturers to look at the
Italian translation and here is her feedback:

"I've had a look at that Italian translation and not surprisingly it is poor,
very literal, word for word...a bit like some of our beginners' first

Hope this info is of some help.



Dr. Denise Wood
Senior Lecturer and Program Director (multimedia studies)
& Magill Campus Director for MBIA and MBIC programs
University of South Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Chetwynd
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Sent: 20/09/2003 9:09 PM
Subject: Howto provide and link to foreign language translations?


Is there a good reason not to provide links to translations?
Does anyone have an outstanding example of how this should be done?

Flags are not that helpful, is their a resource similar to ascii with 
standardised (gif) flags?
what do people feel about this approach?

is it possible (and desirable) to use client-side javascript and HTTP 
Accept-Language header to direct the user?

how great is the translation?
please could anyone with knowledge of French, German, Italian, 
Portuguese or Spanish comment on the quality of the translations?

also: does anyone know what is the status of SVG and translation tools 
such as babelfish?


Jonathan Chetwynd
for parents, carers and teachers of people with a learning difficulty
Received on Monday, 22 September 2003 00:06:25 UTC

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