Monthly Archives: June 2006
Internationalization: Awakening the Sleeping Giant
Presentation by Molly E. Holzschlag at the @media conference, London, UK, on 16 June, 2006. See also:
- Photos: 1 2
- Blog transcripts: Muffin Research Labs, Web Access Centre, CindyLi.com
CSS3 and International Text
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By following this tutorial you should:
- have a general picture of the types of text control that will be available for non-Latin scripts in CSS3
- understand the status of the work, and what you can do to help move the work forward.
Internationalizing XHTML, HTML and CSS Web Content
A page is now available that points to material supporting Richard Ishida’s tutorial at the World Wide Web Conference in Edinburgh at the end of May. Modules include:
- Practical and Cultural Issues
- Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS
- Declaring language in XHTML and HTML
- Understanding the new language tags
- Script issues (read about text direction and text wrapping in particular)
- Creating (X)HTML Pages in Arabic & Hebrew
- Script issues (read text direction and text wrapping in particular)
- CSS3 and International Text
Language Tags and Locale Identifiers
The Internationalization Core Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of Language Tags and Locale Identifiers for the World Wide Web. The draft includes mechanisms for identifying or selecting the language of content or locale preferences used to process information using Web technologies. It describes how document formats, specifications, and implementations should handle language tags, as well as data structures for describing international preferences.
The informative introductory section has been rewritten thoroughly, and the usage of language and locale have been separated explicitly.
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