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Re: d-link International

From: Marcus Voelkel <mv@scoreberlin.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 10:04:04 +0200
Message-ID: <3E9BBCF4.5010600@scoreberlin.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


I would suggest to stay with the "D". It is a convention you
shouldn't break with. Consultants and web agencies widely recommend
using the "D" here - so do we.

Inserting a translated "B" for "Beschreibung" would only lead to a
confused user experience. The "D" is well known here in Germany
(especially amongst blind users to who it provides help).

Hope that helps!

Best regards

Marcus Voelkel

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Chris Ridpath schrieb am 14.04.2003 um 22:26:
> We're working on the German translation of our product and the translators
> are suggesting that "d-link" be translated to "b-link" (the German word for
> description is beschreibung). Instead of inserting a small 'd' in the
> document that links to the description file, they suggest we insert a small
> 'b'.
> Do you know if there has been any consensus on an international version of
> the 'd-link'? (Of course the LONGDESC attribute will still be used.)
> Wondering,
> Chris
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