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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Unicode Conference speaker submission deadline 24 March

The Internationalization and Unicode® Conference (IUC) is the annual conference of the Unicode Consortium where experts and industry leaders gather to map the future of internationalization, ignite new ideas and present the latest in technologies and best practices for creation, management, and testing of global, Web, and multilingual software solutions.

The deadline for speaker submissions is Friday, 24 March, so don’t forget to send in an abstract if you want to speak at the conference.

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For review: Approaches to full justification

A draft of a new article, Approaches to full justification is out for wide review. We are looking for comments by Tuesday 21 March.

This article gives a high level summary of various typographic strategies for fully justifying text on a line and in a paragraph for a variety of scripts, and offers some advice to authors and implementers. (For detailed information see the Typography Index.)

Please send any comments as github issues by clicking on the link “Leave a comment” at the bottom of the article. (This will add some useful information to your comment.)

New article: Styling vertical Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian text

The article helps content authors use CSS to create vertical text for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian. It also describes what currently works and doesn’t work in major browsers, and provides tests you can run in your own browser.

Read the article.

Publication of two ITS 2.0 related Note documents

The I18N Working Group has published two Note documents: Requirements for Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0, and Metadata for the Multilingual Web – Usage Scenarios and Implementations. The documents describe input to the development of, and usage scenarios for, ITS 2.0. The documents are not finished, but the group reached consensus to stop work on these specifications. They are being published as Working Group Notes for archival reasons, and show the latest snapshot of the document. In comparison to the previous working drafts, these documents only contain editorial changes. Further work items in relation to ITS 2.0 are being discussed in the ITS Interest Group.

For review: Styling vertical Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian text

A draft of a new article, Styling vertical Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian text is out for wide review. We are looking for comments by Wednesday 8 March.

This article aims to help content authors understand the available options and features in CSS that support vertical text.

Please send any comments as github issues by clicking on the link “Leave a comment” at the bottom of the article. (This will add some useful information to your comment.)

Note that some links don’t work because this is in a test location. No need to report those.


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