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What is 'i18n'?

'i18n' is an industry standard abbreviation for 'internationalization' (because there are 18 letters between the 'i' and the 'n').

What is W3C I18n currently working on?

For a list of current work projects, see the Project RADAR.

For details of upcoming and current spec review work, see the Review RADAR.

For a list of active review comments see the Review comment tracker, or see the Github issues list.

For a list of issues raised against I18n documents and articles, see the Document issue tracker we are producing.

For a list of initiatives aimed at documenting requirements for typography and text layout on the Web and in digital publications for languages other than English see the Layout & typography page.

How can I get you to review our spec?

See our Request a review page.

How can I contact you for other things?

If the question or comment relates to one of our articles or documents, please use the relevant github issues list. We much prefer using github issues rather than mailing lists.

If you want to alert us to a change or ask us a question about one of your documents that's in github, and if we have set up an i18n-tracking label in that repo, the best way to alert us is to add a comment to an issue (or create an issue if needed), and add the i18n-tracking label to it if it's not already there. We'll be notified. This approach is particularly useful since it keeps discussion threads linked to existing discussions and to appropriate repos.

(If you don't have an i18n-tracking label for your issues, contact and we'll set that up for you.)

Otherwise, if you have a technical question, it is best to write to This is the mailing list of the Internationalization Interest Group, but it is also where the Working Group conducts its technical discussions, if it needs to do so on a mailing list.

Or if it's something else, try our list.

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