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RE: acronym in title...

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 15:00:42 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

If the principal language of the document is Italian, then set the LANG
attribute of the HTML element to Italian, thus:

Then, to identify an English-language phrase, use the LANG attribute with 
the attribute: I'm an English phrase! You can test this using IBM's Home 
Page Reader 3.02, which changes dictionaries on the fly. John Slatin, Ph.D. 
Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
University of Texas at Austin FAC 248C 1 University Station G9600 Austin, 
TX 78712 ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524 email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu web 
http://www.ital.utexas.edu -----Original Message----- From: Roberto Scano - 
IWA/HWG [mailto:rscano@iwa-italy.org] Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 3:47 am 
To: WCAG List Subject: acronym in title... I forward the question of an IWA 
member: ---- I have a small issue that I am hoping you can help me with. I 
am trying to create web pages with the new standard XTML, following the 
rules for accessibility set down by WCAG and Internationalizations.. 1) 
Example: " " On this example there is a mix of english words and italian 
words because the page is wrote in italian language and is related to 
argument that could not be translated in italian. I can understand that I 
can use "Pagina Principale" instead of "Home Page" even if is not so nice, 
but I should use for WCAG and english spelling for "World Wide Web 
Consortium". I repeat this is only an example but the concept is: how can I 
switch language or how can I show acronyms inside "string" attribute? 
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