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RE: [bidi] Re: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG

From: Paul Nelson \(ATC\) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 14:49:40 -0700
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F90D5BDDDF@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jony Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, "Rotan Hanrahan" <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <www-di@w3.org>, <bidi@unicode.org>

You might also want to consider scripts like Tibetan that require a
minimal font size of 16 points to be readable.


-----Original Message-----
From: bidi-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:bidi-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf
Of Jony Rosenne
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 9:49 PM
To: 'Rotan Hanrahan'; www-international@w3.org
Cc: www-di@w3.org; bidi@unicode.org
Subject: [bidi] Re: Web page layouts in different cultures - question
from DIWG

Please consider right to left cultures.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rotan Hanrahan
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:49 PM
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Cc: www-di@w3.org
> Subject: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG
> At a recent meeting of the Device Independence Working Group
> (W3C-DIWG) we discussed the issue of page layouts, and how to 
> represent/process them when adapting content for different devices. 
> Our perception of page layouts is based mostly on our Western 
> experience of such pages, as such people are in the majority in our 
> group. Typically: logo and ads on the top, navigation down the left, 
> copyright at the bottom, scrolling the page is vertical etc...
> However, we were concerned that such layouts may not be representative

> of the non-Western world. I am seeking references to information about

> this topic. If it turns out that the Western ideas of page layouts are

> broadly compatible with the ideas of page layout around the world, 
> then there is no issue for us to worry about.
> (For immediate response from DI to any relevant ideas on this issue, 
> please email the www-di public mailing list.)
> Thank you.
> ---Rotan Hanrahan (member DI, chair DD, ACRep MobileAware)
Received on Monday, 19 September 2005 21:49:47 UTC

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