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W3C I18N News: tests

This is a list solely dedicated to information about I18N tests - new or updated. Good for testers who want to keep up with latest I18N developments.

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Time to change your RSS feed

28 June 2006
Richard Ishida
Closing this RSS Feed

The W3C Internationalization Activity home page was converted to a blog format in April of this year. The blog supersedes these news filter pages, although similar categories will be used to group blog posts. The old pages will remain available as a historical record. The new blog approach also makes it possible to easily host short articles with a comment facility, such as requests for public feedback.

If you are subscribed to this RSS feed, you should now subscribe to this new feed.

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 00:00:01 GMT

I18N Tests: Resource identifiers 3

10 November 2004
New test

Tests on this page seek to determine whether a user agent can handle an International Resource Identifier (IRI) in a link or address bar. This page is encoded in Shift-JIS, but the link points to a resource whose filename is encoded in UTF-8. [search key: sec-iri-3]

Wed, 10 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT

Tests overhauled

26 October 2004
Updated tests

Most of the Internationalization tests at have been improved in the light of lessons learned over recent months. Changes include the addition of explanatory information at the beginning of each test page that describes what is being tested and provides useful notes. Presentation has been standardized and improved. There have also been a small number of changes made to existing test pages, and a small number of new tests have been added. Finally, links to the results pages have been added to the test overview page.

Tue, 26 Oct 2004 00:00:00 GMT

White space and ideographic text

14 October 2004
Richard Ishida, W3C
New tests for review

These tests explore how white space is handled in relation to ideographic text, based on assumptions in CSS 2.1. Please send any comments before I add them formally to the site.

  1. White space 1
  2. White space 2

See also the preliminary results and conclusions. [search key: sec-whitespace]

Thu, 14 Oct 2004 00:00:00 GMT

Inline bidi markup 2

4 October 2004
Richard Ishida, W3C
New test for review

This is one of a set of pages that examine how inline bidirectional text is handled by a user agent.

Tests on this page seek to determine whether directionality set in the document is carried through to window title and tooltip display. The tester should check two things: whether the letters in a single word run in the right direction (this checks the application of the bidirectional algorithm, using character directional semantics); and whether the words are in the appropriate order (this checks the application of directional context set by the dir attribute). [search key: sec-inline-bidi]

See also the preliminary results and conclusions.

Mon, 04 Oct 2004 00:00:00 GMT

Using link for alternative language versions of document

11 August 2004
Richard Ishida, W3C
New test

This test seeks to establish whether and how a user agent supports the use of the link element to allow the user to navigate to versions of the current document written in alternative languages.

See also the preliminary results and conclusions. [search key: sec-link]

Wed, 11 Aug 2004 00:00:00 GMT


26 May 2004
Richard Ishida, W3C
New tests

These two tests examine the recognition of escapes in XHTML. [search key: sec-escapes]

Wed, 26 May 2004 00:01:00 GMT

Hreflang content generation

26 May 2004
Richard Ishida, W3C
New test

This test seeks to establish whether a user agent supports use of the hreflang attribute plus CSS to display information about the language of a link target. It does not test whether the hreflang value is used when viewing the target document.

See also the preliminary results and conclusions. [search key: sec-hreflang-style]

Wed, 26 May 2004 00:00:00 GMT

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