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call for comments: Character Model Part II: Normalization

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@amazon.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 06:53:36 -0700
To: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
CC: "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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One of the important things the W3C Internationalization Activity has been working on for many years is the "Character Model for the World Wide Web" (better known as "CharMod"). In 2005, the then Internationalization Core Working Group published Part I of this work [1] as a Recommendation. Two other parts, one on Normalization [2] and one on Resource Identifiers [3] remain at lower levels of maturity.

The Normalization document, in particular, is important. In fact, it is the primary reason for CharMod work in the first place. "CharMod-Norm" deals with Unicode normalization in W3C technologies. Originally, when this work was started well over a decade ago, this working group supported mandating "early uniform normalization". In 2004 the working group decided that such a position was no longer tenable. The current draft for CharMod-Norm represents this change.

The Internationalization Core WG would like to complete this work under our current charter, publishing the document as a Working Group Note. Because Notes have a lower level of scrutiny than Recommendation track documents do, we would like to invite the community (that's YOU) to comment on the working draft and participate in the finalization of this important work.

Please submit comments on the draft and its changes here on the interest group list (www-international@). You may also send comments to www-i18n-comments@w3.org.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod-norm/

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod-resid/

Best Regards,


Addison Phillips
Chair, W3C Internationalization Core WG

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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