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RE: Urdu Completed translation

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:16:17 -0000
To: "'Atiq Zia'" <atiq.zia@gmail.com>, "'Bert Bos'" <bert@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-translators@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301ca6cef$2a5f1b60$7f1d5220$@org>
Note that the characters in the non-Arabic text in most  of the green panel
runs in the wrong direction in Internet Explorer (I'm using v8). I couldn't
figure out why, in the time I had available.  (I'm wondering whether there
is some CSS using direction in one of the style sheets applied to the page.)


In addition, when I view with Firefox, code such as 

als/css/" lang="ar">??? CSS</a> <span dir="ltr">(CSS Tutorial)</span></dd>

is incorrectly displayed, in that (CSS Tutorial) appears in between the Urdu
word and the CSS word. An &rlm; is needed between CSS and (CSS Tutorial).


Also I would have expected the style sheets to be changed so that
font-family tries to use an Arabic-script font, not Gill Sans, and,
especially since this is Urdu, a couple of the more popular Unicode-based
nastaliq fonts would be good initial values.


Bert, I would suggest, btw, that anyone proposing to translate into a
language based on a right-to-left script should be asked to first ensure
that they are familiar with the ideas in the following articles:


Creating HTML Pages in Arabic, Hebrew and Other Right-to-left Scripts



Authoring HTML: Handling Right-to-left Scripts



Hope that helps,




Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)



From: w3c-translators-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-translators-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Atiq Zia
Sent: 23 November 2009 15:42
To: Bert Bos
Cc: w3c-translators@w3.org
Subject: Re: Urdu Completed translation


Thanks for pointing out..


Uploaded both.


Kind Regards,



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org> wrote:

Hello Atiq,

On Monday 23 November 2009, Atiq Zia wrote:
> Hello Bert,
> All issues are fixed!

But I found two more... :-)

greendogsear.png is used in hints.css, but it's not available. You can
find it at http://www.w3.org/Style/greendogsear.png

semi2x2b.png is used in banner-k.css. The original is at

I added a link from the original to your translation.

Thanks a lot!

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