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Monthly Archives: April 2010

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Text direction tests updated

The HTML and CSS text direction tests in the Internationalization Activity test suite have been updated as follows:

  • HTML5 and XHTML5 were added as new test formats
  • tests now use strict DOCTYPEs
  • reference graphics in the vertical text tests were improved
  • the order of tests related to browser chrome was changed

In addition, a new results page was created for the tests about vertical text.

Other changes behind the scenes include gathering of all tests into a single PHP file (generatehtml.php is no longer used). Code in the PHP file was also streamlined.

New translation into Hindi

Thanks to the Bhavatmaj Seth, the following getting-started article has been translated into Hindi.

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New translations into Spanish

Thanks to the Spanish Translation Team, Spanish Translation US, the following articles have been translated into Spanish.

First translation into Hindi

Thanks to the Bhavatmaj Seth, the following article has been translated into Hindi. This is the first translation of an Internationalization Activity article into Hindi.

Webfonts tests updated to include WOFF

The CSS webfonts tests in the Internationalization Activity test suite have been updated as follows:

  • a set of WOFF font tests were added
  • HTML5 and XHTML5 were added as a new test formats
  • tests now use strict DOCTYPEs
  • results pages were consolidated and updated to reflect latest browser version behaviour, and to make it easier to see the assertions used for the tests

Language declaration tests updated

The HTML language declaration tests in the Internationalization Activity test suite have been updated as follows:

  • tests were simplified, and now rely only on :lang for language detection
  • HTML5 and XHTML5 were added as a new test formats
  • tests now use strict DOCTYPEs
  • results pages were updated to reflect latest browser version behaviour, and to make it easier to see the assertions used for the tests
  • some small errors in the tests were corrected

Other changes behind the scenes include gathering of all tests into a single PHP file (generatehtml.php is no longer used). Code in the PHP file was also streamlined.

The general improvements to the test and results pages mentioned above will be added to other tests over time.

Character encoding tests updated

The HTML and CSS character encoding tests in the Internationalization Activity test suite have been updated as follows:

  • new tests were added to examine behaviour related to the byte-order mark and better represent the current detection algorithm for HTML5
  • HTML5 was added as a new test format
  • tests now use strict DOCTYPEs
  • results pages were updated to reflect latest browser version behaviour, and to make it easier to see the assertions used for the tests

Other changes behind the scenes include gathering of all tests into a single PHP file (generatehtml.php is no longer used). Code in the PHP file was also streamlined.

The general improvements to the test and results pages mentioned above will be added to other tests over time.

W3C India Office to host International Conference

The W3C India Office is organizing an International Conference “World Wide Web: Technology, Standards and Internationalization – 2010” in New Delhi on May 6-7, 2010.

The conference will focus on promoting and proliferating W3C Standards in India to enable seamless Web access in Indian languages. One of the major topics covered in the conference will be Internationalization, especially in light of the complexity of implementing Indian languages.

Core Technology Tracks in the Conference include:

  1. W3C and Web Technologies
  2. Internationalization Aspects in W3C
  3. Web Access through mobile and hand-held devices
  4. CSS and Styling issues
  5. Web Architecture and Semantic Web
  6. Human Machine Interface for the Web
  7. Web Content Accessibility in Indian Languages
  8. W3C and E-Governance

The Conference will also attempt to evolve a Roadmap for proliferation and specific requirements for Indian Languages in W3C and associated standards.

See the W3C India Website.


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