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Re: Unicode character for CC symbol?

From: J. Albert Bowden <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 22:08:38 -0400
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To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
"You can't really do that with images, the application designer has to have
knowledge of every possible region specifoc version of the CC symbol."

theoretically you could have a sprite with values targeting the lang
attribute on the html element. obviously you'd still have to know the
possible regions, but is doable.

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 7:34 PM, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>

> On 09/07/2017 01:53 AM, Nigel Megitt wrote:
>> Those client side options aren't really available when the CC button is
>> an image, the server must support other locales or the user is stuck
>> with the default.
>> Of course they are available. Generally user interface localisation is
>> achieved by dereferencing values from a pre-defined list (e.g. a numerical
>> value understood to mean the "File" menu) into the specific string or
>> resource to be presented, using some kind of lookup against a table that
>> varies based on localisation. Hence menu items will get a different string
>> of unicode points for that menu for English ("File") compared to, say,
>> French ("Fichier"). It is not usually done at the level of mapping
>> individual code points into glyphs.
>> I don't know how many systems localise user interface icons like this - I
>> imagine that icons are generally designed to be universal. But I would put
>> the selection of alternate versions in this layer rather than having a
>> single Unicode point for which glyph selection would require localisation
>> awareness.
> http://tease.social/emojitest.xhtml#subgrp-audio/video_symbols
> That's interface elements that have unicode codepoints.
> To create an interface, images are not needed *except* to provide the CC
> button.
> With the CC button as a glyph, not only is an image not needed for it -
> but the font can design it to match the other glyphs in the font.
> If the CC glyph designed in the 80s really isn't universal, then yet, add
> CC glyphs for the other regions.
> I asked before but didn't see the response. What do the native browser
> HTML5 video players use for the CC glyph outside the united states?
> If CC really isn't universally understood at this point, changing the
> unicode glyph is easier than changing an image in order to localize a web
> or desktop application because glyphs can be used the webmaster or software
> designer has no knowledge of.
> And they would match the other interface elements as long as the font
> designer had knowledge of them, but even if the font developer didn't have
> knowledge of them, an appropriate glyph from a font that did have knowledge
> could be used.
> You can't really do that with images, the application designer has to have
> knowledge of every possible region specifoc version of the CC symbol.

J. Albert Bowden II


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