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Questions regarding Bliss

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 08:50:23 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxzaKJ1c7+ZTfT2qAPreLQ19TT5eO_iHXJfQJXMWK5kmxQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-personalization-tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>
A recent visit to the Bliss page uncover's this quote:

How Bliss Works

Blissymbolics makes use of core symbols (Bliss-characters), many of which
are intuitive and pictographic. They can be arranged to produce Bliss-words
that can represent complex and abstract, yet easy-to-understand
meanings. *There
are around 100 basic symbols, which can be combined endlessly to form new
concepts. Nouns can be changed into verbs or adjectives with the addition
of an indicator, and there are also simple past and future tenses.*

I have some questions/concerns about how this will work with regard to
mark-up language (HTML) and our discussion regarding data-symbol.

Additionally, I have an outstanding concern that we are "picking winners
and losers" here, which is something that the W3C has studiously avoided
over the years:

Images: .gif *AND *.jpg *AND *.png *AND *.svg

Captions: WebVTT *AND *TTML

Metadata: RDF *AND *RDFa *AND *Microdata

For example, we have already seen an example that references more than one
symbol set (the other being the Wordnet set), and so I will suggest that
any solution we come forward with support multiple sets, and not just one.

For our call perhaps?


*John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good
Received on Monday, 20 May 2019 13:51:20 UTC

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