ISSUE-69: Support for reading/phonetic/pronunciation fields

Support for reading/phonetic/pronunciation fields

State:
CLOSED
Product:
contacts-api
Raised by:
Koji Ishii
Opened on:
2011-07-04
Description:
Section 4.4: ContactName
http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/#idl-def-ContactName

WG Approved: Yes

The fields defined in the ContactName interface do not include fields for "pronunciation" (also called variously "furigana", "reading", or "phonetic"). These fields are necessary to support East Asian cultures and names, since the pronunciation information is important for both sorting/organizing names (Chinese and Japanese ideographs do not contain this information directly).

Many vendors support this via proprietary X- extension fields. Lack of interchange for these fields represents a significant barrier for global name catalogs.

Please add optional pronunciation fields for at least the family and given name fields.
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  1. Review of tracker issues for best practices (part II) (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-28)
  2. Re: I18N-ISSUE-69: Support for reading/phonetic/pronunciation fields [Contacts API] (from robin@berjon.com on 2011-07-05)
  3. I18N-ISSUE-69: Support for reading/phonetic/pronunciation fields [Contacts API] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-07-04)

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