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MultilingualWeb workshop, Limerick, speaker deadline approaching!

This is reminder to register for the upcoming W3C MultilingualWeb workshop in Limerick, Ireland, 21-22 September 2011. (Co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference.)

See the Call for Participation for details about how to register for the workshop and propose a talk. Participation in the workshop is free.

The MultilingualWeb workshops, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, look at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The workshops are successful because they attracted a wide range of participants, from fields such as localization, language technology, browser development, content authoring and tool development, etc., to create a holistic view of the interoperability needs of the multilingual Web.

We look forward to seeing you in Limerick!

MultilingualWeb Pisa report now available

A report summarising the MultilingualWeb workshop in Pisa is now available from the MultilingualWeb site. Alongside the summaries are links to slides, video recordings, and the IRC log for each speaker and the discussion sessions.

Entitled “Content for the Multilingual Web”, the workshop surveyed and shared information about currently available best practices and standards that can help content creators and localizers address the needs of the multilingual Web. Attendees also heard about gaps that need to be addressed, and enjoyed opportunities to network and share information between the various different communities involved in enabling the multilingual Web.

The page dedicated to outcomes of the Pisa workshop also points to the program and items in the social media related to the workshop.

Preparations have now begun for the next workshop, to be held in Limerick, Ireland, on September 21-22. It will be co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference. See the Call for Participation to register.

W3C Workshop, Call for Participation: A Local Focus for the Multilingual Web

21-22 September 2011, Limerick, Ireland. Co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference and hosted by the University of Limerick.

The MultilingualWeb project is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the Web multilingually. The project aims to raise the visibility of existing best practices and standards and identify gaps. The core vehicle for this is a series of four events which are planned for the coming two years.

After two highly successful workshops in Madrid and Pisa, this workshop will continue to investigate currently available best practices and standards aimed at helping content creators, localizers, tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web.

Participation is free. We welcome participation from both speakers and non-speaking attendees. For more information, see the Call for Participation

MultilingualWeb Pisa slides, video recordings, and IRC notes now available

Slides, video recordings of speakers and IRC notes for the MultilingualWeb workshop in Pisa are now available from the MultilingualWeb site. There are also pointers to blog posts, tweets and photos related to the workshop.

Entitled “Content for the Multilingual Web”, the workshop surveyed and shared information about currently available best practices and standards that can help content creators and localizers address the needs of the multilingual Web, including the Semantic Web. Attendees also heard about gaps that need to be addressed, and enjoyed opportunities to network and share information between the various different communities involved in enabling the multilingual Web. Just over a hundred people attended.

Work is under way on a summary report for the workshop, which will be announced in due course.

Building on the success of the Madrid and Pisa workshops, preparations have now begun for the next workshop, to be held in Limerick, Ireland, in September 2011. A Call for Participation will be issued soon.

Thanks to VideoLectures for hosting the videos, and CNR for the recording.

Don’t forget to register for the W3C MultilingualWeb Workshop in Pisa

If you are planning to attend the W3C MultilingualWeb Workshop in Pisa, Italy on 4-5 April 2011 and you haven’t yet registered, please do so as soon as possible to secure a place. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The program is packed with interesting speakers and we are looking forward to another great workshop, with plenty of excellent networking opportunities.

If you have yet to book a hotel, don’t forget to check out the list of hotels with specially negotiated prices.

For more information see the Call for Participation.

The MultilingualWeb project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The project will raise visibility of what’s available, identify gaps, and provide networking opportunities via a series of four events, over two years.

8 days left for the Internationalization & Unicode Conference Call for Participation

The Unicode® Consortium will close its call for participation in the 35th Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 35) on Friday, March 25. If you want to talk at the conference, you should submit your proposal soon.

The Program Committee will notify authors by Wednesday, April 20. Final presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by Wednesday, August 3.

The conference will take place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. The conference is produced by OMG®.

This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the creation and management of global and multilingual software solutions. This annual event is praised for its excellent technical content, industry-tested recommendations and updates on the latest standards.

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MultilingualWeb Pisa, Program published !

The MultilingualWeb project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The project will raise visibility of what’s available, identify gaps, and provide networking opportunities via a series of four events, over two years.

The second workshop takes place in Pisa, Italy on 4-5 April 2011. It is free and open to the public.

A first view of the workshop program has just been published. The 34 speakers represent a wide range of organizations and interests, such as:

Facebook, FAO of the UN, Lionbridge, CNGL, Microsoft, Opera, SAP, SDL, Software AG, TAUS, Thompson Reuters, W3C, VZ Netzwerke, and more.

Session titles include: Developers, Creators, Localizers, Machines, Users, and Policy. The workshop should provide useful cross-domain networking opportunities.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, see the Call for Participation for details on how to register.

Announcing a sponsor program for the MultilingualWeb workshops

The W3C has put in place a dedicated sponsorship program for workshops to enable organizations to showcase their business and underscore their commitment to the shared goals of the W3C. The sponsorship benefits detailed below allow workshop sponsors to reach out to all stakeholders and decision makers worldwide and to be associated with breakthrough innovations that are paving the future of the Web.

This program is now available for the MultilingualWeb series of workshops. The MultilingualWeb project is exploring standards and best practices that support the creation, localization and use of multilingual web-based information. Through a series of workshops open to the public and various communication channels, the workshops will spread information about what standards and best practices currently exist, and what gaps need to be filled.

Get information about how to participate in the sponsor program.

Unicode Version 6.0 – Complete Text of Core Specification Published

The Unicode 6.0 core specification includes information on scripts newly encoded in Unicode 6.0, as well as many updates and clarifications to other sections of the text. The release of the core specification completes the definitive documentation of the Unicode Standard, Version 6.0.

In Version 6.0, the standard grew by 2,088 characters. Over 1,000 of these characters are symbols used for text exchange on mobile phones. The Unicode Standard now also includes the recently created official symbol for the Indian rupee. After computers and mobile phones update to Version 6.0, the rupee sign will be available for use like the $ or € now.

In addition, this version adds many CJK Unified Ideographs in common use in China, Taiwan, and Japan,as well as characters for African language support, including extensions to the Tifinagh, Ethiopic,and Bamum scripts. Three scripts are supported for the first time: Mandaic, Batak, and Brahmi.

In October of 2010, the other portions of Unicode 6.0 were released: the Unicode Standard Annexes, code charts, and the Unicode Character Database. This allowed vendors to update their implementations of Unicode 6.0 as quickly as possible.

For more information on all of The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0, see http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.0.0/

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W3C Multilingual and Accessible Web Camp to be held at WWW2011

The 29th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2011) will be held in Hyderabad, India between 28 March and 1 April, 2011. It will include a W3C track dedicated to encouraging the development of the Web across languages, scripts and cultures.

The W3C is running an Accessible and Multilingual Web Camp on 30 March. Attendees will be able to discuss issues and topics in breakout groups as well as hearing prepared talks.

If you are interested in participating, please confirm your interest in the related wiki for this developer camp. Please do suggest discussion topics as well!

(A partnership program is also available, providing various benefits.)


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