W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > October to December 2013

Re: New FAQ Article for review [I18N-ACTION-260]

From: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:15:13 +0200
Message-ID: <5256B671.5070403@bittersmann.de>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: www-international@w3.org
Richard Ishida replied:
>> Wouldn’t it be a good advice to always use the lang attribute on the
>> elements that carry translate="no"? Though it would not be necessary in
>> the original, it should be set in translation:
>>
>> <p>Klicken Sie auf Fortsetzen in der Statusanzeige oder die Taste
>> <span class="panelmsg" translate="no" lang="en">CONTINUE</span>
>> auf Ihrem Drucker.</p>
>
> In theory that's right, but I'm not sure it's worth the detour into that
> for this article.

I just see the danger that

<p>Click the Resume button on the Status Display or the
<span class="panelmsg" translate="no">CONTINUE</span> button
on the printer panel.</p>

would become

<p>Klicken Sie auf Fortsetzen in der Statusanzeige oder die Taste <span 
class="panelmsg" translate="no">CONTINUE</span> auf Ihrem Drucker.</p>

in translation with no language information for CONTINUE.

If it was <span class="panelmsg" translate="no" 
lang="en">CONTINUE</span> already in the original, localizers or tools 
would keep the language information.

I don’t have any data to back-up my fears, though. Do some of you?

Gunnar
Received on Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:15:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:37:35 UTC