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RE: [UND WCAG2] i18n comment: Primary natural language

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 10:44:23 +0100
To: <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007f01c7a81f$43cc8d40$6401a8c0@rishida>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-i18n-core-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of ishida@w3.org
> Sent: 27 June 2006 19:35
> To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: [UND WCAG2] i18n comment: Primary natural language
> 
> 
> Comment from the i18n review of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20060427/
> 
> Comment 2
> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0606-understanding-wcag2/
> Editorial/substantive: S/E
> Owner: RI
> 
> Location in reviewed document:
> Understanding Guideline 3.1
> 
> Comment: 
> The term 'primary' is used here in a different way than 
> currently used in i18n documents. We use 'primary language' 
> to meanthe intended audience of the document - as specified 
> in the HTTP header or the meta statment. Our equivalent for 
> your term 'primary language' (basedon the advice given in 
> your techniques) would be 'default text-processing language'. 
> This is what is expressed via the language attribute(s) on 
> thehtml element. (Note that we are currently considering 
> options for replacing our use of the term 'primary language' 
> with something less ambiguous andmore accurate.)
> 
> 
> For a summary of our current usage see
> http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/#ri20040808.100519373
>  [http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/#ri20040808.100519373]
> 
> 
> i18n WG needs to discuss this section with WCAG WG to 
> understand more clearly what the intent is with regard to 
> 'primary' vs.'text-processing' language, and to help 
> formulate clearer guidelines.


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> From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com]
> Sent: 18 May 2007 00:42
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org
> Subject: Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Draft of April
> 2006 (1 of 2)

> Comment 13:

> ----------------------------
> Response from Working Group:
> ----------------------------
> 
> We have revised our terminology to "default human language". 
> We have changed the use of this term in both the guidelines 
> and techniques.


Thank you. The i18n Core WG is satisfied by this.


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