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RE: For review: 2 articles about designing layout for translation

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:53:07 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F10DDE50EF1828A604ED993B3170@phx.gbl>
To: www-international@w3.org
Cc: ishida@w3.org


I like this article as is!  (I did not know how to prevent backgrounds from 
repeating alas; this is helpful!)

* * *
Last Paragraph of "english and chinese are particularly problematic " (Par 

"For example, will you still be able to fit everything you wanted 'above the 
fold'? "

COMMENT:  What do you mean by "above the fold"?  It's too much of an idiom I 
think; not accessible to everyone.

* * *
"complicating factors"

"Compound nouns"

COMMENT:  I do not particularly go for the name "Compound nouns" as a 
heading--because it
did not help me predict what was going to follow it;
try maybe, "Text-wrap and Compound Nouns" to make the topic clearer,
or even "Text-wrap and phrases that translate into compound nouns",
or even "Text-wrap and phrases that translate into a single long word"  (ugh 
but everyone will understand it).

* * *
ALSO pictures are going to display funny when some text is vertically 
aligned and some horizontal; some right to left, some left to right, 

* * *
ALSO with the system here (most library computers here in South Carolina in 
fact are this way & SC  just got a grant and got all kinds of new computers 
so it is not backwards computer-wise), I cannot see Chinese or Japanese 
characters at all  -- so the utf-8 codes would be helpful somewhere in a 
comment on documents in multiple languages (I can of course see characters 
as displayed on the unicode charts but need the numbers so I can look them 
up; it does not really matter since I cannot read Chinese/Japanese; this is 
just a thought ; maybe the codes for the other characters could be a 
footnote??  I'm really not sure what to do about display of international 
characters )!

--C. E. Whitehead

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