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Internationalization Working Group Project RADAR

Use this page to track certain projects that we are actively working on.

Note that this page doesn't reflect review work, tracking of email lists, and other adhoc discussions and advice, in a wide range of topic areas, that take up much of the working group's time.

For review of specs, see the Review RADAR.


REVIEWS, DISCUSSION, ADVICE

Review Radar

See the review radar page

Other topics arise from emails or other communications on an adhoc basis.


DEVELOPER GUIDELINES

Best Practices for Specification Authors

WG Contact: Richard

Document location:

  • TBD

Actions:

  • develop best practices for specification authors

Character Model for the World-Wide Web: String Matching and Searching

WG Contact: Addison

Document location:

Actions:

  • update to reflect wider string matching issues
  • remove early normalization as a one-size-fits-all solution
  • published a WD for wide review


Encoding spec

WG Contact: Addison, Richard

Document location:

Actions:

  • create tests, and help Anne manage feedback during CR period
  • transition from CR around mid-2015
  • ACTION-407: addison: work with richard to invite test contributions


Local Formats and Locales

WG Contact: Addison, Richard

Document Location:

Actions:

  • review pros and cons of adapting date, number, etc formats to the

language of the content in HTML

  • develop a working paper to express our findings (Richard, Addison)
  • find a final solution for the LTLI document


Time Zones article

WG Contact: Addison

Document location:

Actions:

  • create an article about it
  • track proposal


Q+A on Floating Times

WG Contact: Addison

Document Location:

Actions:

  • finalize article for WG review
  • distribute for wide review
  • publish


Other

Actions:

REQUIREMENTS

Indic Layout Requirements

WG Contact: Richard

Document location:

Actions:

  • continue to collaborate on additional WDs, and help manage feedback
  • consider means of accommodating additional language contributions
  • (wish) expand coverage of languages beyond Hindi
  • (wish) produce second document documenting gaps in current technology offerings

Korean Layout Requirements

WG Contact: Richard

Document location:

Note: ED is erroneously labeled as "Working Draft"

Actions:

  • help contributors to implement changes driven by feedback on FPWD
  • produce a second WD with changes
  • agree on action plan for further work

Chinese Layout Requirements

WG Contact: Xiaoqian, Bobby, Ethan, Richard

Actions:

  • support chinese contributors to produce FPWD of SC and TC requirements
  • produce Chinese Layout Task Force charter encompassing work with in-China groups on development of Mongolian, Tibetan and Uighur layout requirements
  • produce initial drafts of Mongolian, Tibetan and Uighur requirements

Latin Layout Requirements

WG Contact: (all)

Actions:

  • monitor and contribute to developments in the Digital Pubs IG wrt Latin layout requirements

Predefined Counter Styles

see below


TESTING

general test development

WG Contact: Richard, Leandro

Link:

Actions:

  • produce tests for i18n features of browsers, especially for upcoming CSS features, and produce summaries of the results on latest UA versions
  • collaborate on development of CSS Writing Modes tests
  • Encoding tests? See #Encoding+spec

Encoding tests

see above

CSS tests

Actions:

  • develop tests for Writing Modes, Text, Inline Layout, Ruby, etc
  • run tests and develop notes on current implementation status

GAP ANALYSIS & BRIDGING

Ruby

WG Contact: Richard

Actions:

  • support implementation of html/css ruby model, where possible
  • provide tests
  • document how to use ruby in HTML and CSS as functionality becomes available
  • support bopomofo implementation


Bidi

WG Contact: Richard

Actions:

  • produce final version of Bidi in HTML & CSS doc
  • publish as Note
  • support and test implementation of isolation in browsers, including implementation of RLI etc.


EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Predefined Counter Styles

WG Contact: Richard, Leandro

Document location:

Actions:

  • keep the document up to date with any changes to the CSS Counter Styles spec
  • add new counter styles as they appear
  • move to Note when the CSS spec moves to Rec


general article and tutorial development

WG Contact: Richard

Actions:

  • no new stuff, a fair amount of updating and improving to be done; Richard to make list
  • parking lot/incubator
  • evaluate Adobe's internationalization testing knowledge base (aka Globalization Report Card), decide if/what to share


multilingualweb workshops

WG Contact: Felix

Actions:

  • support MultilingualWeb workshop in 2015

TRACK INDUSTRY

IDN/IRI/URI and EAI

WG Contact: Dennis

Document locations:

Actions:

  • track developments in this area
  • revamp the article on IDN & IRI
  • consider ways to contribute to raising awareness
  • review the URL spec



BACK BURNER

I18N Checker

WG Contact: Richard

Actions:

  • localise
  • add more tests
  • add language detection component

JavaScript

ES-402 development is here: http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=globalization:specification_drafts

The above specification is for the Intl extension of JavaScript/ECMAScript.