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CSS3 Ruby Module Draft Published

The CSS Working Group has republished the CSS3 Ruby Module specification as a Working Draft. The document had previously been published in 2003 as a Candidate Recommendation.

“Ruby” are short runs of text alongside the base text, typically used in East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short annotation. This document proposes a set of CSS properties associated with ruby elements. They can be used in combination with the ruby elements of HTML.

The present Working Draft prepares the ground for the specification to be changed in a number of areas. Motivations for these changes include introduction of requirements arising from the Requirements for Japanese Text Layout document, updates to the handling of bopomofo ruby, and most importantly adaptations needed to support the new ruby markup model being introduced by HTML5.

Updated article: Why use the language attribute?

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Links were updated in the Accessibility and Font Selection sections, and in the Further Reading section.

The paragraph in the Page Rendering section that read “This is not implemented in the current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, but does work in other browsers such as Mozilla” was removed, since this feature has been supported in IE since version 8 and for longer in the other major browsers.

The translations were updated with the same changes.

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Updated article: Setting language preferences in a browser

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The whole article was largely rewritten. The list of browsers was reduced to just major browsers, but additional information on these was provided and the information was brought up to date. Further additions include a comment on IP-based negotiation, and a new section on levels of detail in language tags.

Translators should consider retranslating the whole article.

Updated article: Choosing a Language Tag

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A new section “Decision 6: Extension subtags” was added to refer to the new u extension, registered by the Unicode Consortium to add information about language or locale behavior.

This change produced editorial changes to the second subsection following the new text, now title “Grandfathered tags”.

The section “Further Reading” was also overhauled.

Translators should consider retranslating the affected sections.

Updated article: Language tags in HTML and XML

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The section “Extension and private-use subtags” was updated to incorporate the new u extension, registered by the Unicode Consortium to add information about language or locale behavior. Editorial improvements were also added to the description of private use subtags in that section.

Translators should consider retranslating the section “Extension and private-use subtags”.

Updated article: Serving HTML & XHTML

Numerous changes were made to this article to address feedback, eliminate duplication in other articles, and reflect the passage of time. The focus of the article was changed to address not just XHTML 1.0 authors, but those working with HTML, XHTML and CSS in general, and sets out to provide simple introductions to MIME types and standards vs. quirks modes for authors that can be referenced from other articles. For more information about changes see below.

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French, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish and Thai translators are requested to update their translations.

Description of changes:

  • much of the text and article structure was rewritten
  • the title was changed
  • the latest template was applied, and various new style conventions that affect the markup
  • changes were made to the Further Reading section

Translators should retranslate the whole article.

Updated tutorial: Handling character encodings in HTML and CSS

Content from this tutorial was distributed across several new and existing articles to reduce duplication and improve usability and maintainability. The completely rewritten tutorial provides a succinct summary of advice at the start, and then gathers together and organizes pointers to articles that, taken together, help you grasp the subject matter. The title was also changed.

Content derived from the previous version of the tutorial (ie. in the new articles) has been updated to include HTML5.

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Updated article: Using character escapes in markup and CSS

Numerous changes were made to this article to address feedback and also incorporate material on CSS escapes from the character encoding tutorial. This and other changes are described below. View the article.

German, Spanish, and Brazilian and Iberian Portuguese translators should consider updating it.

Description of changes:

  • various parts of the text were rewritten
  • the title and the question were changed
  • the latest template was applied, and various new style conventions that affect the markup
  • two new sections were added relating to CSS
  • substantial changes were made to the Further Reading section

Translators should retranslate the whole article.

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Updated article: Declaring character encodings in CSS

This article was rewritten to better address all methods of declaring encoding, including HTTP-header and charset link declarations. This and other changes are described below. View the article.

German, Greek, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Thai and Vietnamese translators should consider updating it.

Description of changes:

  • most of the text was rewritten
  • the title and the question were changed
  • the latest template was applied
  • substantial changes were made to the Further Reading section

Translators should retranslate the whole article.

Updated article: Character encodings for beginners

A short section was added to this article to lead readers to additional information. This and other changes are described below. View the article.

German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Romanian translators should consider updating it.

Description of changes:

  • a ‘By the way’ section was added, to point the reader to concepts described in the article Character encodings: Essential concepts. These explanations take the reader a step further in understanding character encodings.
  • various small edits throughout to accommodate the latest template and style guidelines
  • substantial changes to the Further Reading section
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