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RE: Translation of working draft "Specifying Language in XHTML and HTML Content"

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 20:54:17 -0000
To: "'Christophe Strobbe'" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-translators@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01fc01c764e8$9ab6ccd0$6401a8c0@rishida>

'Natural language' is, in my vocabulary, a standard English term referring
to non-programmatic languages. See
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=natural%20language , and not just
those that have native speakers. At Cambridge I studied 'natural language
processing'.

I will add '(human)' in parentheses to make this clearer for speakers whose
native language is not English.

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Christophe Strobbe
> Sent: 12 March 2007 12:03
> To: www-international@w3.org
> Cc: w3c-translators@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Translation of working draft "Specifying 
> Language in XHTML and HTML Content"
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> At 20:09 9/03/2007, CE Whitehead wrote:
> 
> >Hi, when I emailed you before requesting to translate the working 
> >draft, "Internationalization Best Practices: Specifying Language in 
> >XHTML & HTML Content"
> >(http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-i18n-html-tech-lang-20060721/)
> >I was told not to translate a working draft as such was subject to 
> >change; then in another discussion someone mentioned that 
> links to such 
> >translations were welcome through the email at the 
> discussion list for 
> >the working draft.
> >
> >(...)
> >Also a question about "the natural language of the 
> content"--what other 
> >languages are used in the content?  So this was really a 
> question about 
> >wording; thought "natural" was redundant here.)
> 
> This refers to "human language", as opposed to computer 
> languages, so "natural" is not redundant, although I find it 
> a misnomer [1].
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Christophe
> 
> [1] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2007JanM
ar/0028.html
> 
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