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[webvtt] term "NOTE" may not be friendly to users in other languages [I18N-ISSUE-419]

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:06:31 +0000
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I18N comment: https://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/419 

This is a comment on:

http://www.w3.org/TR/webvtt1/#comments 

Comments in a WebVTT file are introduced by the string "NOTE" in English. This serves as the same kind of marker that tokens such as # or // or /* */ do in some programming languages or formats. Using an English word is less accessible for international/non-English users than the use of a symbolic token.

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Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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