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Updated articles on bidi topics

The following articles have been updated and reviewed by the Internationalization Working Group. If you have additional comments, please send them using the “Leave a comment” link at the bottom right of the page.

How to use Unicode controls for bidi text
see the changes on github

Unicode controls vs. markup for bidi support
see changes on github

CSS vs. markup for bidi support
see changes on github

Changes include the following:

* added a quick answer
* removed background sections now that we have other articles that deal with that information (pointed to those)
* clarified the distinction between structural/block markup and inline markup wrt control character usage in a new section
* expanded the section on inline issues to take into account HTML5-related developments
* introduced concept of isolation, including RLI/LRI/FSI/PDI
* removed out of date references and quotations
* introduced the concept of tightly-wrapping all opposite-direction phrases from the HTML article
* basically rewrote everything to make it cleaner, clearer and more snappy
* replaced outdated spec links and quotes
* added reference to polyglot
* pointed to the HTML5 rendering section rather than providing a CSS template (which was out of date) in the document

Updated article: Setting language preferences in a browser

In addition to generally updating the information, the following changes were made:

  • rearranged most of the material and rewrote the majority to make it more readable
  • updated information about desktop browser settings
  • limited that section to just a representative sample of major browsers
  • removed ‘Finding and choosing custom tags’, since no longer relevant
  • added information about mobile devices

See the updated article.

See the github commit diffs.

Categories: Update, w3cWebDesign

Updated article: What is ruby?

The article was completely rewritten in order to bring it up to date and to provide additional information about ruby, especially the various ruby types identified in the Japanese Layout Requirements document. A quick answer was added and the images were redrawn.

See the updated article.

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Updated article: Bidi space loss

The following changes were made:

  • intended audience corrected
  • examples changed
  • heading structure changed
  • some reordering of sections
  • updated text from CSS spec (from Text module now)
  • further reading updated
  • general editorial improvements to remaining text

See the updated article.

See the github commit diffs.

Categories: Update, w3cWebDesign

Updated article: Who uses Unicode?

This article was completely rewritten to bring it up to date and to reflect the widespread adoption of Unicode on the Web and elsewhere.

Translators should note that links to the following translations have been removed: German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian. If you want to update a translation or provide a new translation, please contact us for the new source text.

Updated article: Using character escapes in markup and CSS

The article was updated to using HTML5 markup, and to use HTML5 terminology for character references. Various links and parts of the content were also updated.

German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian translators are invited to update their translations.

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Updated Working Draft: Requirements for Chinese Text Layout 中文排版需求

Updates to Requirements for Chinese Text Layout include the following.

  • Zhuyin figures updated
  • Various graphic examples of annotations added
  • New section containing examples of Zhuying annotations
  • Aijie Zhang added to list of editors
  • Various code fixes and typos corrected

We are in the process of adding Simplified Chinese translations of all the text, but the work is still in progress. All markup created during this process so far has been hidden in this document using CSS. It will be unhidden in a future Working Draft, once the work is completed.

A detailed list of changes, including diffs, can be found in the github commit log.

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Updated articles: Working with language in HTML; Creating HTML Pages in Arabic, Hebrew and Other Right-to-left Scripts

Lists of referenced article contents were removed from both the language tutorial and the bidi tutorial to make it easier to keep the page up to date. The note about HTML5 not being stable was also removed. ‘(tutorial)’ was added to the title of the documents.

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Updated article: Handling character encodings in HTML and CSS

The paragraph about CSS encoding declarations in the “In a nutshell” section was changed from:

“Use the @charset rule for external style sheets (but not CSS in your HTML page) if you have non-ASCII content, such as font names, ids or class names, etc.”

to

“You can use @charset or HTTP headers to declare the encoding of your style sheet, but you only need to do so if your style sheet contains non-ASCII characters and, for some reason, you can’t rely on the encoding of the HTML and the associated style sheet to be the same.”

Update 3 June:
Additional changes were made throughout the page. In particular, lists of article content were removed to make it easier to keep the tutorial page up to date.

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Updated article: Using <b> and <i> elements

This article was updated to reflect the latest version of text quoted from the HTML5 spec. In addition, editorial changes were made to improve the readability of the article and bring it in line with more recent templates.

Translators are requested to update the German, Spanish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian translations appropriately.

Categories: Update, w3cWebDesign

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