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Re: Comments on draft WCAG 2.0 Translations page

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:26:00 +0100
Message-ID: <49A7E9E8.8090208@w3.org>
To: achuter@technosite.es
CC: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi Alan,

Good points, I agree with all of them.

Note: the reason for mentioning a contact person (me) is to provide the 
necessary background coordination and support (as you know from the 
Spanish translation) but in no way is it intended to supersede, bypass, 
or discourage use of the translators list. I will improve the text.


Alan Chuter wrote:
> I think that there is a danger of fragmentation (horror) by not 
> mentioning the translators' list [1]. It would be better to say to 
> people that they should use that list but ask Shadi first. They may get 
> useful background information from the list and find other people in 
> their locale doing similar work.
> Their should be a mention of the "Other translations for WAI documents 
> are provided separately" and then explain why WCAG 2.0 is different.
> Perhaps say not "Other translations for WAI documents are provided 
> separately" but "All translations for W3C (and WAI) documents are 
> covered by the translations section".
> It is also a dangerous precedent to encourage people to discuss these 
> things privately as it can lead to confusion (and is contrary to W3C 
> spirit).
> It is very useful to have a separate page for WCAG 2.0, but I think it 
> should be an addition to the established translations section [2] not a 
> rival.
> regards,
> Alan
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-translators/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/WAITranslations

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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