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

From: Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:26:19 -0700
To: "'Richard Ishida'" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Megan Larkins'" <megan@kjinternational.com>, "'Andrew Cunningham'" <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007d01cb276f$e2eb0fa0$a8c12ee0$@com>
The choice of styling can depend on the target medium.
For some devices, underlines overlap with the bottom row of character pixels
and can make certain characters ambiguous.
So it isn't purely a cultural preference.

tex

-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 7:13 AM
To: 'Megan Larkins'; 'Andrew Cunningham'
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: RE: For review: Using <b> and <i> tags

Hi Megan,

Thanks for your offer to help.  Maybe you could discuss this more with
Andrew initially.

Cheers,
RI

============
Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Megan Larkins [mailto:megan@kjinternational.com]
> Sent: 14 July 2010 14:07
> To: 'Andrew Cunningham'; 'Richard Ishida'
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: For review: Using <b> and <i> tags
> 
> 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
> 
> ****************************************
> 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!
> >
> >
> > RI
> >
> > ============
> > Richard Ishida
> > Internationalization Lead
> > W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/International/
> > http://rishida.net/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----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
> 
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