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Mission: To help the Working Groups within the Internationalization Activity with advice and opinions from a larger group of people with knowledge in different languages and cultures as well as different parts of the Web architecture. The I18N IG also provides a forum to discuss issues related to the internationalization of the Web.

The Interest Group also includes a number of task forces, looking into layout requirements. For more information, see Work in progress.

The Internationalization (I18N) Interest Group is part of the W3C Internationalization Activity.

How to Join

Subscribe to the www-international@w3.org mailing list. You can also look at the public archive (no subscription necessary).

To join a task force, see the appropriate home page, listed in the section Work in progress.


The Interest Group holds no meetings.

Work in progress

The discussion topics on the main IG list are determined by the interests of the mailing list participants and the current work of the Internationalization Working Group.

The following task forces are currently operating under the banner of the IG. See their home pages for more information.

You will need to subscribe to each of the task force lists separately. Follow the links above to find out how. The home pages linked to above also indicate how to become more involved with the task force.

Get involved !

As a member of the I18N IG, you can help by reviewing early versions of W3C specifications for internationalization issues.

Send your comments to the interest group list, and the Internationalization Core Working Group will consider them and forward them to the relevant working group. This work is central to ensuring that new technologies developed at W3C meet the needs of global users.

See the Review Radar for a list of documents currently in review by the Internationalization Working Group.

We also welcome contributions to discussions on the wide range of issues posted on the main IG mailing list, and the work of the task forces.

Chair: Martin Dürst
Staff contact: Richard Ishida (ishida at w3 dot org)