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RE: New article for REVIEW: Working with composite messages

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:59:55 +0100
To: "'John Cowan'" <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <006601c653f1$76329cd0$6501a8c0@w3cishida>

Hi John,

After much deliberation...

Done.

Thanks.
RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org] 
> Sent: 16 February 2006 21:18
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New article for REVIEW: Working with composite messages
> 
> Richard Ishida scripsit:
> 
> > This article provides looks at design and development 
> practices that 
> > can cause major problems for translation. Designers must be very 
> > careful about how they split up and reuse text on-screen 
> because the 
> > linguistic differences between languages can lead to real headaches 
> > for localizers and may in some cases make a reasonable translation 
> > impossible to achieve.
> 
> I suggest that the "subject-predicate" terminology be 
> replaced by "topic-comment" terminology throughout.  The term 
> "subject" is already defined as "topic" in the text.  If the 
> term "comment" is thought confusing to developers, it could 
> be replaced by "claim" or "value".
> "Subject" and "predicate" are already highly overloaded in 
> subtly different senses from the way they are used here.
> 
> -- 
> Even a refrigerator can conform to the XML      John Cowan
> Infoset, as long as it has a door sticker       cowan@ccil.org
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>         --Eve Maler                             
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> 
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