W3C Internationalization groups

W3C Internationalization tries to ensure universal access to the World Wide Web. The work takes place in the following groups. Lists with asterisks are not for open subscription.

Active groups

  1. Internationalization Working Group Home page • GitHub: w3c/i18n-discuss, w3c/typography, w3c/type-samples, w3c/i18n-drafts, w3c/w3c/predefined-counter-styles, w3c/unicode-xml, w3c/i18n-checker, w3c/charmod-norm, w3c/string-meta, w3c/string-search, w3c/ltli, w3c/its2req, w3c/mlw-metadata-us-impl, w3c/mlreq, w3c/klreq, w3c/bp-i18n-specdev, w3c/i18n-activity • Lists: www-internationalpublic-i18n-corepublic-i18n-translationmember-i18n-core*

  2. Internationalization Interest Group Home page • List: www-international

  3. ITS (Internationalization Tag Set) Interest Group Home page • List: public-i18n-its-ig

  4. Arabic Layout Task Force Github: w3c/alreq • Lists: public-i18n-arabic, public-i18n-bidi, public-alreq-admin*

  5. Chinese Layout Task Force Github: w3c/clreq • Lists: public-i18n-cjk, public-clreq-admin*

  6. Ethiopic Layout Task Force Github: w3c/elreq • Lists: public-i18n-ethiopic, public-elreq-admin*

  7. Hebrew Layout Task Force Github: w3c/hlreq • Lists: public-i18n-hebrew, public-i18n-bidi, public-hlreq-admin*

  8. India International Program Github: w3c/iip • Lists: public-i18n-indic, public-ilreq-admin*

  9. Japanese Layout Task Force Github: w3c/jlreq • Lists: public-i18n-cjk, public-jlreq-admin*

  10. Mongolian Layout Task Force Github: w3c/mlreq • Lists: public-i18n-mongolian, public-mlreq-admin*

  11. Southeast Asian Layout Task Force Github: w3c/sealreq • Lists: public-i18n-sea, public-sealreq-admin*

  12. Tibetan Layout Task Force Github: w3c/tlreq • Lists: public-i18n-tibetan, public-tlreq-admin*

Related Community Groups

This list may be out of date. See the full list of CGs.

  1. Ontolex
  2. Sentiment
  3. LD4LT
  4. Chinese Digital Publishing
  5. Character Description Language
  6. Linked Data for Language Technology
  7. Best Practices for Multilingual Linked Open Data
  8. Mobile Web in Indian Languages
  9. Locations and Addresses
  10. Multilingual Web Sites

Former groups

  1. Japanese Layout Multi-Group Task Force Home page • Lists: public-i18n-cjk, member-japanese-layout-en*, member-japanese-layout-ja*

  2. MLW-LT (MultilingualWeb Language Technology) Working Group defined the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0. This delivers metadata for web content (mainly HTML5) and "deep Web" content (or example a CMS or XML file from which HTML pages are generated). The metadata facilitates interaction with multilingual technologies and localization processes. They also produced reference implementations. The group was closed on 17 January 2014, having successfully published the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 specification as a Recommendation. the Working Group has started discussing ITS 2.0 best practices topics within the Internationalization Tag Set Interest Group. This is an open forum aiming to generate discussion around future possible work in this area. To participate contribute to the ITS IG wiki and the ITS IG mailling list. [Home page] [Charter]

  3. Internationalization GEO Working Group worked to make the internationalization aspects of W3C technology better understood and more widely and consistently used through guidelines, education and outreach. This WG was closed when the work was merged into that of the Internationalization Working Group in 2007. [Home page] [Charter]