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RE: For review: Using <b> and <i> tags

From: Megan Larkins <megan@kjinternational.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:07:25 -0500
To: "'Andrew Cunningham'" <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, "'Richard Ishida'" <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F7C4B2CE4DDC46D6A7A8B101E2A73D76@kjinternational.domain>
Hello,

I've been "listening" in on these emails for some while now so I thought I
would introduce myself briefly. My name is Megan Larkins, I work for KJ
International, a Language Service Provider(LSP) in Minneapolis, MN. I've
been the Technical Research Specialist here for nearly 3 years. 

As Andrew mentioned, I second the need for a compiled list with basic
typesetting and typographic data for various languages and scripts. I'd be
willing to start putting together a list although I would definitely need
some tips in how to go about doing so. (Who would be considered an authority
on the subject and how would I need to collect my data as far as references
etc.) 

In my experience with some SE Asian languages in the past we've been asked
to use underlines instead of italics, we've also been asked in some cases to
remove bolding. Preferences so far seem to vary between translators and the
clients we provide translations for.

Megan
 
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Megan Larkins
Technical Research Specialist
KJ International Resources
Email: megan@kjinternational.com
Direct: 612-355-5617


-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Cunningham
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:46 AM
To: Richard Ishida
Cc: molly@molly.com; 'Dan Brickley'; www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: For review: Using <b> and <i> tags

I need to give some thought to when and how these tags should be used in SE
Asian scripts, and what sort of styling should be applied to the <i>
element.

At some stage it would be useful to compile some basic typesetting and
typographic data on various languages and scripts.

On Wed, July 14, 2010 20:20, Richard Ishida wrote:
> Thanks Dan and Molly!  Your help in getting the word out is much 
> appreciated!
>
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> RI
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> Richard Ishida
> Internationalization Lead
> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
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> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://rishida.net/
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mholzschlag@gmail.com [mailto:mholzschlag@gmail.com] On Behalf 
>> Of Molly E. Holzschlag
>> Sent: 14 July 2010 09:20
>> To: Dan Brickley
>> Cc: Richard Ishida; www-international@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: For review: Using <b> and <i> tags
>>
>> I had the same results - lots of retweets/reposts here as well!
>>
>> Molly :)
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
>> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 5:52 PM, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
>> >> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-b-and-i-tags
>> >
>> > Just FYI, I circulated this on identi.ca and Twitter, and judging 
>> > by the healthy number of re-posts it got, you've definitely tapped 
>> > into a practical question that has been bothering people. Nice work!
>> >
>> > Dan
>> >
>> >
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Andrew Cunningham
Research and Development Coordinator
Vicnet
State Library of Victoria
Australia

andrewc@vicnet.net.au
Received on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 23:19:09 GMT

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