IRC log of i18n on 2021-07-15

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trackbot, prepare teleconference
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Meeting: Internationalization Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 15 July 2021
13:56:08 [agendabot]
13:56:08 [agendabot]
clear agenda
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agenda+ Agenda Review
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agenda+ Action Items
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agenda+ Info Share
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agenda+ RADAR Review
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Chair: Addison Phillips
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agenda+ String-Meta PR for Unicode tag characters
13:56:14 [addison]
agenda+ Consider fully supporting RTL and Bidi URLs
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agenda+ DOMException localizability
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agenda+ "Awaiting Comment Resolution" reviews
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agenda+ AOB?
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regrets+ Felix
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agenda+ Web Authentication Update
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I have made the request to generate addison
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present+ Addison, Fuqiao
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present+ Richard, Atsushi
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present+ JcK
14:03:27 [xfq]
14:03:33 [addison]
zakim, take up agendum 1
14:03:33 [Zakim]
agendum 1 -- Agenda Review -- taken up [from agendabot]
14:03:34 [addison]
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present+ Peter
14:04:27 [xfq]
addison: anything to add to the agenda?
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zakim, take up agendum 2
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agendum 2 -- Action Items -- taken up [from agendabot]
14:04:38 [addison]
14:04:45 [Peter]
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addison: one of our issues is related to backwards deletion
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14:05:44 [trackbot]
action-1034 -- Addison Phillips to Triage awaiting comment resolution items -- due 2021-06-24 -- OPEN
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14:06:21 [r12a]
there are a few more photos of Fushimi Inari here (interspersed)
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including, Fuqiao, some Chinese people
14:07:27 [addison]
14:07:27 [trackbot]
action-1038 -- Richard Ishida to Create repo for developing-localizable-manifests -- due 2021-07-01 -- OPEN
14:07:27 [trackbot]
14:07:31 [addison]
close action-1038
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Closed action-1038.
14:07:57 [addison]
14:07:57 [trackbot]
action-1042 -- Addison Phillips to Remind members to review techniques/authoring-html-new for next telecon -- due 2021-07-08 -- OPEN
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14:08:18 [addison]
close action-1042
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Closed action-1042.
14:08:27 [addison]
14:08:27 [trackbot]
action-1044 -- Addison Phillips to Contact plh about webauthn issues and how to handle them -- due 2021-07-08 -- OPEN
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14:08:37 [addison]
close action-1044
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Closed action-1044.
14:08:55 [addison]
14:08:55 [trackbot]
action-1045 -- Addison Phillips to Draft issues on webauth#sctn-strings-langdir -- due 2021-07-08 -- OPEN
14:08:55 [trackbot]
14:09:03 [addison]
close action-1045
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Closed action-1045.
14:09:33 [addison]
14:09:33 [trackbot]
action-1046 -- Addison Phillips to Add mustard warning against unicode language tag characters to string-meta -- due 2021-07-15 -- OPEN
14:09:33 [trackbot]
14:09:53 [addison]
close action-1046
14:09:53 [trackbot]
Closed action-1046.
14:10:06 [addison]
14:10:06 [trackbot]
action-1047 -- Addison Phillips to File issues against webauthn and ping plh when complete -- due 2021-07-15 -- OPEN
14:10:06 [trackbot]
14:10:15 [addison]
close action-1047
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Closed action-1047.
14:10:38 [addison]
zakim, take up agendum 3
14:10:39 [Zakim]
agendum 3 -- Info Share -- taken up [from agendabot]
14:11:22 [addison]
fuqiao: google docs will move from html rendering to canvas-based rendering
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... made a new text rendering engine vs. using content-editable
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... includes complex text layout (bidi, etc. etc.)
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... complex features developed at W3C will be reimplemented?
14:12:38 [xfq]
14:12:42 [addison]
... tencent docs also did this; made a preso about how they implemented a11y features
14:13:37 [David]
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present+ David
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zakim, take up agendum 4
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agendum 4 -- RADAR Review -- taken up [from agendabot]
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14:16:54 [r12a]
14:17:26 [xfq]
r12a: looked at the i18n issues they pointed out
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addison: we're building up a number of completed
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14:19:11 [xfq]
... do we want to close them?
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r12a: we see open and closed issues in the Completed column
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... the close? tag is no longer relevant when the issue is moved to Completed
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addison: the action is somebody should go through the Completed column and close the issues
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action: addison: close open completed reviews
14:24:10 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-1049 - Close open completed reviews [on Addison Phillips - due 2021-07-22].
14:24:23 [addison]
14:24:38 [addison]
zakim, take up agendum 10
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agendum 10 -- Web Authentication Update -- taken up [from addison]
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addison: I attended the web authentication meeting
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... they will immediately remove the section we're unhappy with
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... i18n WG will contribute a PR
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... we talked about a few things
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... there are some limitations
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... i'm currently holding the action to write the PR
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... we will review the PR in this group before we send it to web authentication
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r12a: well done
14:29:00 [xfq]
addison: a couple of people understand the importance of i18n support
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zakim, take up agendum 5
14:30:20 [Zakim]
agendum 5 -- String-Meta PR for Unicode tag characters -- taken up [from agendabot]
14:30:40 [addison]
14:31:18 [addison]
14:31:19 [xfq]
agenda+ localizable-manifests
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r12a: typo: langauge
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r12a: otherwise looks good to me
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addison: made the glossary cleaner, consistent
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... re-arranged the order
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JcK: not just in W3C, but also in IETF and Unicode Consortium
14:38:34 [addison]
[Unicode] says that the "... use of tag characters to convey language tags is strongly discouraged" and that the use of the character U+E0001 LANGUAGE TAG is strongly discouraged. The only current use of characters in this block of Unicode is to form various flag emoji.
14:38:34 [xfq]
addison: Unicode says that the use of tag characters to convey language tags is strongly discouraged
14:39:15 [xfq]
r12a: i'll be inclined to omit the last sentence
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addison: any objection on removing that sentence?
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Peter: in ยง 5.3.3 it says "Unicode tag characters are strongly deprecated by the Unicode Consortium"
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... they only say "strongly discouraged" instead of "strongly deprecated"
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r12a: "deprecated" and "discourage" do not mean the same thing in W3C too
14:42:36 [addison]
Use of Unicode tag characters for language identification are strongly discouraged by the Unicode Consortium (and thus deprecated).
14:42:59 [xfq]
JcK: +1
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Peter: +1
14:43:10 [David]
14:44:19 [addison]
action: addison: merge string-meta changes pending richard's review of the glossary changes
14:44:20 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-1050 - Merge string-meta changes pending richard's review of the glossary changes [on Addison Phillips - due 2021-07-22].
14:44:27 [addison]
14:44:54 [addison]
zakim, take up agendum 7
14:44:55 [Zakim]
agendum 7 -- DOMException localizability -- taken up [from agendabot]
14:45:05 [addison]
14:46:11 [xfq]
addison: localization of exceptions
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14:46:45 [xfq]
... I tend to think we should make exceptions localizable
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... how do we want to address this?
14:47:19 [Peter]
Unicode deprecation of language tagging:
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14:48:20 [r12a]
14:48:42 [addison]
(and in TR at
14:50:15 [xfq]
addison: should we file the equivalent comment for Geolocation to Web IDL?
14:50:28 [xfq]
r12a: language and direction, right?
14:50:34 [xfq]
addison: that's right
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xfq: should we add metadata to the interface?
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... as optional attributes?
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addison: preferably not optional
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"present but optional"
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addison: the field should be there, but the value can be optional
14:54:53 [addison]
14:56:30 [r12a]
14:56:39 [xfq]
r12a: do we create a new issue or do we extend the issue marcos filed?
14:57:11 [xfq]
addison: I think it's better to file separate specific issues
14:57:57 [addison]
action: addison: file issues about DOMException against WebIDL to add metadata and to provide for localizability
14:57:58 [trackbot]
Created ACTION-1051 - File issues about domexception against webidl to add metadata and to provide for localizability [on Addison Phillips - due 2021-07-22].
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zakim, takeup agendum 11
14:58:36 [Zakim]
I don't understand 'takeup agendum 11', addison
14:58:50 [addison]
zakim, take up agendum 11
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agendum 11 -- localizable-manifests -- taken up [from xfq]
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put to top in next week
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zakim, take up agendum 9
14:59:00 [Zakim]
agendum 9 -- AOB? -- taken up [from agendabot]
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r12a: wrote a report on the i18n sponsorship program
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I have made the request to generate addison
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate xfq
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present+ Bert
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I have made the request to generate addison
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zakim, bye
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leaving. As of this point the attendees have been Addison, Fuqiao, Richard, Atsushi, JcK, Peter, David, Bert
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s|there are a few more photos of Fushimi Inari here (interspersed)||
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s|including, Fuqiao, some Chinese people||
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rrsagent, draft minutes
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