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Re: not-good-fit ... Authorized translations and WAI Glossary

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:57:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4A2F6769.3050602@w3.org>
To: Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se>
CC: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>, wai-eo-editors@w3.org
Hi Olle,

Good to hear from you, hope you've been well.

We are aware of this issue and are actively working on providing a more 
stable WAI Glossary. However, WCAG 2.0 and several other documents that 
we are currently listing as priorities for translation [1] have their 
own glossaries. There should be no policy issues for the Swedish WCAG 
2.0 Authorized Translation. Let me know if you are encountering issues 
with translations for other WAI documents.

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/translation#priorities>

Regards,
   Shadi


Coralie Mercier wrote:
> 
> Hello Olle
> 
> Thanks for writing!
> I'll defer to my colleagues in the WAI team. I am not knowledgeable 
> enough to do otherwise.
> 
> Best regards,
> Coralie
> 
> On Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:58:54 +0200, Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> (To Coralie /translations; wai/WAI)
>>
>> What appears to be an inconsistency in the rules and regulations for 
>> Authorized Translations.
>>
>> In
>>    "Policy for Authorized W3C Translations"
>>    http://www.w3.org/2005/02/TranslationPolicy
>> is stated in "Additional Notes ... c":
>>
>>> ... in some cases, usage of specific glossaries is required and the 
>>> Authorized Translation of the necessary subset is a prerequisite for 
>>> the Authorized Translations of other documents. This is the case, for 
>>> example, for certain WAI documents where the "Basic Glossary for WAI 
>>> Documents" should be used.
>>
>>
>> But in that explicitly referenced page
>>    "[DRAFT] Basic Glossary for WAI Documents"
>>    http://www.w3.org/WAI/glossary/basic.html
>>
>> there is a disclaimer at the bottom:
>>> Note: This document is a draft and should not be referenced or quoted 
>>> under any circumstances.
>>
>> "... should not be referenced or quoted ..." does not sit well with " 
>> ... should be used".
>>
>> Furthermore, that DRAFT WAI glossary was last changed in May 2006. Is 
>> it not high time to just release it as it is? No severe deficiencies 
>> have been detected so far, right?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> /olle
>>
> 
> 
> 

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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