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Rechartering the W3C I18N Activity

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 00:47:21 +0900
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Dear Internationalization Experts,

W3C organized a workshop co-located with the 20th
Unicode Conference last month in Washington DC,
to discuss the future of the W3C Internationalization
Activity.

The minutes and results of the workshop are now published at
http://www.w3.org/2002/02/01-i18n-workshop
http://www.w3.org/2002/02/01-i18n-workshop/minutes
http://www.w3.org/2002/02/01-i18n-workshop/consensus

The plan now is to use the month of March for a concentrated effort
to collect additional material. At the end of March, we will
prepare the new charter(s) for the W3C Internationalization Activity
based on the input we receive.

The workshop identified five work streams of potential
future work:

- Guidelines, best practices
- Distributed services (e.g. exchanging locale/collation info)
- Education & Outreach
- Localizability
- Existing work (reviews, character model, liaisons)

We would like to invite you to participate and contribute
in helping shape the future of the W3C Internationalization
Activity. For this, please join the www-i18n-workshop@w3.org
mailing list, archived at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-i18n-workshop/.
[this archive is publicly accessible]

To subscribe, send a mail with subject 'subscribe' to
www-i18n-workshop-request@w3.org.
(clicking the following link should do the job:
mailto:www-i18n-workshop-request@w3.org?Subject=subscribe).

The workshop was a very good start for planning the new activities,
but more is needed. In particular, for each work stream,
we need to get:

- A more detailed list of work items (including priorities,
   effort needed)

- Information on business cases, use cases,... to justify
   why W3C should do this work (e.g. how would this improve the Web?)

- A list of experts and key players

Please don't hesitate to send your ideas to www-i18n-workshop@w3.org.
Please use prefixes (e.g. Guidelines, Distributed, Education,
Localizability, Existing) in mail subjects.


Looking forward to hearing from you soon,    Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, I18N Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium
#-#-#  mailto:duerst@w3.org   http://www.w3.org/People/D%C3%BCrst
Received on Tuesday, 5 March 2002 12:41:25 GMT

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