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RE: Localization of XML

From: Rolfe, Russell D, ALSVC <rrolfe@att.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 09:39:52 -0500
Message-ID: <E5B80B001D76D211879C00E0291077610298C72C@njc240po05.ho.att.com>
To: "'Martin J. Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: "'Suzanne Topping'" <stopping@rochester.rr.com>, www <www-international@w3.org>
Martin,

Thank-you for your questions of clarification.  I can not speak for Suzanne,
but as for myself, I am looking at 

   1. What XML properties or attributes lend themselves to
         the I18N of applications created by XML (i.e. does
         it have a Lang property, does it have an equivalent
         to the HTML charset attribute for setting encodings,
         etc.)?

   2. What is the use of XML in the I18N/L10N industry?

   3. How should I use XML to internationalize/localize my
         web content?

Then the answers to your questions:

- Localization of tags?

- Use of XML for locale data?

- Use of XML to mark up locale-sensitive or locale-independent data?

Would also be enlightening.  If you could point me to any references you
might know of to any of the above, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for your time and effort.

Regards, Russ
-----Original Message-----
From: Martin J. Duerst [mailto:duerst@w3.org]
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2000 3:47 AM
To: Rolfe, Russell D, ALSVC
Cc: 'Suzanne Topping'; www
Subject: RE: Localization of XML


What do you mean by 'localization of XML'?

- Localization of tags?

- Use of XML in the localization industry?

- Use of XML for locale data?

- Use of XML to mark up locale-sensitive or locale-independent data?

- Something else I didn't guess?

The answer differs greatly depending on what you want.


Regards,   Martin.



At 11:37 00/02/03 -0500, Rolfe, Russell D, ALSVC wrote:
> Suzanne,
> 
> I am looking for the same info, so if you find any will you pass it on,
and
> If I find any I will pass it on to you.
> 
> You might want to start with the new document that is out from W3C.  It is
a
> nice overview of the XHTML (marriage between XML & HTML).  
> 
>    URL http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/
> 
> It doesn't have any section on internationalization, but it does mention a
> few things through out the document.
> 
> I hope this helps.  I will send any thing else I find.
> 
> Regards, Russ
> Russell Rolfe
> Internationalization(I18N) Engineer
> 
> GV-Internationalization and UI Design
> > User Experience Engineering Division,  AT&T Labs
> > 
> > +1 732 420 2841  (voice)	Room D1-3B13
> > +1 732 368 1272  (FAX)	200 Laurel Avenue
> > rrolfe@att.com		Middletown, NJ  07748
> 			USA
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzanne Topping [mailto:stopping@rochester.rr.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 11:16 AM
> To: www
> Subject: Localization of XML
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Can anyone point me to online reference materials for localization of XML?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> --++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Suzanne Topping
> Localization Unlimited
> (Globalization Process Improvement Consulting and Training)
> 28 Ericsson Street
> Rochester, New York, 14610-1705
> USA
> Phone: 716-473-0791
> Fax: 716-231-2013
> Email: stopping@rochester.rr.com
> 
> (Send me an email to join the North East Localization Special Interest
> Group, an email distribution list which acts as a discussion forum for
> localization issues.)
> 
> 
> 


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium
#-#-#  mailto:duerst@w3.org   http://www.w3.org
Received on Monday, 7 February 2000 09:40:45 GMT

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