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From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 17:45:44 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020223174544.GH15582@webarchitects.co.uk>
Hi

I posted the following to the Dublin Core Internationalisation list [3] and
it was suggested that this list would be a better place to raise the
issue.

Chris


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From: Chris Croome <chris@WEBARCHITECTS.CO.UK>
Reply-To: Chris Croome <chris@WEBARCHITECTS.CO.UK>
Date:         Sat, 23 Feb 2002 14:25:12 +0000
To: DC-INTERNATIONAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject:      RDF DC for right-to-left languages -- XHTML BDO and dir attribute?
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Hi

If I wanted to produce DC RDF files that has content in a right-to-left
language, say Urdu, would something like the following be the correct way to do
it?

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
         xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
         xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <rdf:Description>
    <dc:creator>Karl Mustermann</dc:creator>
    <dc:title>Algebra</dc:title>
    <dc:subject>
      <rdf:Description dc:language="ur">
        <rdf:value xml:lang="ur" xhtml:dir="rtl">[Urdu here]</rdf:value>
      </rdf:Description>
    </dc:subject>
  </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>

Or perhaps:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
         xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
         xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <rdf:Description>
    <dc:creator>Karl Mustermann</dc:creator>
    <dc:title>Algebra</dc:title>
    <dc:subject>
      <rdf:Description dc:language="ur">
        <rdf:value xml:lang="ur">
          <xhtml:bdo dir="rtl">[Urdu here]</xhtml:bdo>
        </rdf:value>
      </rdf:Description>
    </dc:subject>
  </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>

The above examples are based on the example in the DCQ proposal [1] and the W3C
/ Unicode Consortium's Note on Unicode [2].

Also should this issue be mentioned somewhere on the DC web site?

Chris

[1] http://dublincore.org/documents/2001/11/30/dcq-rdf-xml/#sec4

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-unicode-xml-20020218/#Bidi

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[3] http://dublincore.org/groups/languages/#forums

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