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Re: I18n recharter should address localizability

From: KUROSAKA Teruhiko <kuro@bhlab.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:05:21 -0700
Message-ID: <40F818E1.6000409@bhlab.com>
To: Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>

I'm not too sure what do you mean by "localize applications using
these technologies".  Do you mean the group should address
(1) Localization of materials written in XML, HTML and
     others W3C standards,
(2) Localization of computer applications in general ?

If you mean (1), could you give us an example where
these technologies need special cares than regular
application localization ?

If you mean (2), I wonder if W3C is the right place to
address these concerns although it can volunteer if
no other organization is doing it.

> The technologies of the W3C have become very sophisticated, enabling the
> development of complex, powerful applications. Although these technologies make
> some provision for language and culture through the internationalization
> efforts of the organization, it is not at all obvious or easy to efficiently
> localize applications using these technologies.
> There are no guidelines within the W3C for architecting applications, or for
> that matter designing W3C specifications, to insure
> localizability, or recommendations for processes supporting localization of
> applications.

KUROSAKA ("Kuro") Teruhiko, San Francisco, California, USA
Internationalization Consultant --- now available for new contracts!
Received on Friday, 16 July 2004 14:05:20 UTC

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