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Re: The word homo sapien

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:08:08 -0700
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To: sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:19 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

> Name: Sylvie Duchateau
> Email: sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr
> Affiliation: Association BrailleNet
> Document: UW
> Item Number: Understanding Success Criterion 3.1.2
> Part of Item: Examples
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: The word homo sapien
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> The term homo sapien has been given as an example for a word or group of
> words that is the same in several languages. However, in French we say homo
> sapiens, with an s at the end. On Wikipedia, English, we saw both: homo
> sapien and homo sapiens. But it seems that the page homo sapien redirects to
> the page human or homo sapiens. In French, Spanish, Italian and German, the
> word is homo sapiens.
> Page homo sapien in wikipedia:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Homo_sapien&redirect=no
> Page human:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapien
> Proposed Change:
> We will correct this in our version as it does not make sense to use the
> term homo sapien in French as it does not exist.
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
Thank you for catching this. We have edited the document as you suggested.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 01:08:55 UTC

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