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RE: [newsml-2] Re: People's names

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@afp.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:24:37 +0100
Message-Id: <200602211724.k1LHOYdX017838@alox.afp.com>
To: <newsml-2@yahoogroups.com>, "'JC Helary'" <jch.helary@free.fr>
Cc: "'Misha Wolf'" <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>, <www-international@w3.org>

> >> An example is:
> >>
> >>   <name rendition="rnd:pronounce">Koizumi Jun'ichirō</name>
> >
> > Wouldn't it be better to use IPA here ? Reading this the French "way"
> > will not produce anything close to the Japanese original.
> >
> > Jean-Christophe Helary
> I'm not sure what the broader context of this discussion is, but if I can
> add my opinion, I agree with Mr. Helary.  How this string is pronounced
> depends on the reader's language and tend to be *very* different from
> the original pronounciation of the name.  

Hi, note that a complementary xml:lang attribute is to be supported by the name element. The pronunciation would be inflected by this language indication. Sorry we did not add this information in the previous post.
> If practicality is more important than accuracy, however, then the spec
> should require the lang attribute to specify the language, rules of which
> should apply to read this string.  The spec should allow multiple entries:
> <name rendition="rnd:pronounce" lang="en">Koizumi Jun'ichirō</name>
> <name rendition="rnd:pronounce" lang="ja">こいずみ じゅんいちろう</name>

This is exactly what is planned. I'm happy to see that this solution is therefore supported.

Laurent Le Meur
IPTC NewsML2 Architecture chair.


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