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Re: OWL translations: French, Japanese, Korean... wow!

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 01:51:29 +0200
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org, Eva Méndez <emendez@bib.uc3m.es>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opr7nlv3zvqi58ur@mail.sidar.org>

Thanks for reminding me. I cleaned up my spanish version of the rdf/rdfs 
schema (thanks to Eva Mendez for her help some weeks ago) and published it 
at http://www.w3.org/2000/01/combined-ns-translation.rdf.es

I'd be happy to do the Spanish version for the OWL namespace - it's 
probably even easier than the RDF/S one, and I would expect to be able to 
publish it next week. But as Dan says, a short commentary text would be 
very helpful.

I also translate labels into real text phrases, rather than camelCase 
expressions - those are for the computer to wrestle with, IMHO.

If I get through the RDF Primer, Eva has said she would pass to the Schema 
(to update her translation of the old draft to the new Recommendation), 
and I would be looking for something new. So far I don't think anyone has 
put their hand up for OWL, but I want to get more practice with OWL 
anyway, so...

Cheers

Chaals

On Fri, 7 May 2004 18:26:38 -0400, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org> wrote:

> * Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org> [2004-05-08 00:04+0200]
>>
>> Pat Hayes wrote:
>> Indeed. And if anyone ever hears of a Spanish version, please let us
>> know about it ASAP.
>>
>> Pat
>>

> One brief point to add re translations. The RDF and RDFS namespace URis
> have rdfs:seeAlso pointers which link to a table of contents RDF 'page'
> which in turn links to translations of the rdfs:label and rdfs:comment
> text for RDF and RDFS namespaces. At the current time, only French, but
> there is at least Spanish (via Charles) and German in progress. See
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2004Mar/0258.html
> for pointers.
>
> To make translation easier, I combined both RDF and RDFS content into a
> single document.
> http://www.w3.org/2000/01/combined-ns-translation.rdf.fr is an example
> translation.
>
> I would be happy to also add OWL's namespace text into this, so that
> translators do OWL too. However, OWL http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl
> has only labels, not comments. Are there non-controversial short pieces
> of text that we could add into this namespace and its translations, for
> each OWL class, property, etc?
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