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Re: script faq suggestions

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 05:59:51 -0500
Message-ID: <3FB212A7.7C950AEB@i18nguy.com>
To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Cc: etienne.kroger@welocalize.com, www-international@w3.org

Actually, I don't know any American users or documents that would consider
North Africa part of the Middle East, but in any event I can 
update the scripts FAQ. thanks for the info.
tex

Najib Tounsi wrote:
> 
> At 10:09 -0500 11/11/03, Etienne Kroger wrote:
> >There is an interisting discrepancy in user perception here.
> >
> >American users tend to lump what French call Afrique du Nord, Proche-Orient,
> >and Moyen-Orient (or Maghreb and Machreck) in one big category called Middle
> >East.
> 
> So it may be the occasion for american users to know about the Arabic
> part of Africa ;-)
> 
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: www-international-request@w3.org
> >[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Najib Tounsi
> >Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:05 AM
> >To: www-international@w3.org
> >Subject: script faq suggestions
> >
> >
> >
> >May be you could add the following line
> >
> >Country/Region: North Africa,  Script:Arabic   Direction: RTL  Language:Arabic
> >
> >to http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html#directions
> >
> >Geographicaly, the whole north Africa is (from right to left) Egypt,
> >Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The official
> >language in all those countries is Arabic.
> >
> >Note: Egypt and Lybia are generally classed as Middle-East, and North
> >Africa thus includes the four countries Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
> >(and Mauritania more or less). These four countries are also called
> >The Maghreb.
> >There is also a local language, the Berbere, spoken mainly in some
> >regions in Algeria  and  Morocco.
> >
> >Regards
> >Najib Tounsi
> >
> >--
> >Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi@w3.org)
> >W3C Office in Morocco (http://www.w3c.org.ma)
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