I18n Activity Project RADAR

Useful links

Use this page to track projects that we are actively working on. For each work item, the page describes objectives and next steps (the numbered lists) as well as useful links and contact names. Yellow backgrounds indicate priority work in progress.

   

Requirements Developer support Education & outreach
Lreq development Indexing, gap analysis, etc Reviews, discussion, advice Projects

arabic

GH

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Arabic script.
  1. add content
  2. send for reviews
  3. publish FPWD

Contact: Shervin, Behnam, Richard

japanese

GH

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Japanese scripts.
  1. update with errata
  2. publish updated Note

Contact: Kobayashi-san, Richard

hebrew

GHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Hebrew script.
  1. set up group
  2. send for reviews
  3. publish FPWD

Contact: Lina, Richard

chinese

GHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Simplified and Traditional Chinese scripts.
  1. complete translation to SC
  2. address outstanding issues
  3. complete glossary

Contact: Bobby, Ethan, Richard

ethiopic

GHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Ehtiopic script.
  1. get review of FPWD
  2. add further content

Contact: Daniel, Richard

indic

GHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the major scripts of India.
  1. revitalise the work
  2. expand coverage of languages beyond Hindi
  3. add further content

Contact: Swaran, Somnath, Richard

tibetan

GHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Tibetan script.
  1. Chunming to translate en to zh
  2. do initial review
  3. publish FPWD
  4. find Tibetan experts
  5. add content

Contact: Chunming, Richard

korean

EDGHlist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Korean script.
  1. address outstanding issues
  2. publish new WD

Contact: Richard

index & repo

indextype-samples

  • Maintain a typography index that points to typographic information relevant to the Open Web Platform for scripts and writing systems around the world.
  • Build the type-samples repository as a collection of images that illustrate typographic features in scripts from around the world.
  1. maintain pointers to info about reqs of non-latin scripts/languages
  2. add to type-samples repo

Contact: Richard

mongolian

summarylist

  • Develop text layout and typographic requirements for languages using the Mongolian script.
  1. support discussions on mongolian variants
  2. ask experts about requirements when needed and capture them

Contact: Richard

counter-styles

GH

  • Maintain a document that provides content authors with ready made templates for international counter styles.
  1. add new styling information as needed

Contact: Richard

latin

WD

  • Monitor and contribute to development of the document produced by the Digital Publishing WG on Latin script layout requirements.
  1. monitor and contribute to developments

Contact: Richard

reviews

radarissue tracker

  • Review specifications for W3C and other working group for internationalization issues.
  1. review docs on radar
  2. raise comments & discuss with WGs

adhoc topics

issue tracker

  • Respond to topics arising from emails or other communications on an adhoc basis.
  1. respond to requests for help.

specdev

GH

  • Capture guidelines for spec developers, to help them address internationalization needs.
  • Shape the guidelines so that they can be used for self-review.
  1. review & check guidelines
  2. promote collaborative use by WGs
  3. develop a higher level set of questions to point groups to the right parts of specdev

Contact: Richard

tests

test suite

  • Produce tests for i18n features of browsers, especially for upcoming CSS features. Add summaries of the results on latest UA versions. Develop notes on current implementation status.
  1. develop more tests as needed.
  2. update results as browser support changes.
  3. develop more articles like vertical text & ruby.

Contact: Richard

implementer support

test suitebug tracker

  • Assess and track implementations of i18n features, and offer advice to implementers.
  1. write ruby css tests, incl zhuyin
  2. support bopomofo ruby implementation
  3. help move dir isolation implementation forward
  4. encourage encoding spec completeness

Contact: Richard

ITS IG

homeimplementations

  1. map ITS to XLIFF 2.0

Contact: Felix

charmod

GH

  • Create guidelines for spec developers and implementers about string matching in an internationalization-sensitive way
  1. finalise internal review
  2. send for wide review
  3. publish as WG Note

Contact: Addison

encoding

CRED

  • Advance a snapshot of the Encoding specification by the WhatWG to W3C Recommendation.
  1. track issues and changes
  2. work with implementers to reduce non-conformance
  3. support migration of tests to wpt repo
  4. decide when to publish Rec

Contact: Addison

string metadata

issue doctag discnnote

  • Develop requirements and best practices for handling language and direction with strings in plain text and JSON, data formats, etc.
  1. develop requirements and best practices
  2. discuss with stakeholders
  3. create a document with findings
  4. merge findings into specdev

Contact: Addison

ruby content model

draft notes

  • Develop a content model for ruby to replace Ruby Annotation, and underpin TTML, WebVTT and other formats wanting to add ruby support.
  1. Produce an initial draft.
  2. Internal review
  3. Wide review
  4. Publish Note

Contact: Richard

time zones, etc.

tz wikiftwiki

  • Produce guidelines about handling timezones and time-related features.
  1. distribute ft article for wide review
  2. publish

Contact: Addison

locales and locale-affected formats

EDGHwiki

  • Produce guidelines for working with locale-specific features in the Open Web Platform.
  1. review pros and cons of adapting date, number, etc formats to the language of the content in HTML
  2. develop a working paper to express our findings (Richard, Addison)
  3. find a final solution for the LTLI document

Contact: Addison

articles

article pipelineissue trackerarticle list

  • Develop articles and tutorials to assist content authors and others to apply internationalization features in W3C standards.
  1. create new articles as needed
  2. apply maintenance fixes as feedback comes in

Contact: Richard

edx courses

  • Provide support for i18n content and questions.
  1. provide support for i18n content
  2. help answer questions

Contact: Richard

i18n checker

link

  • Maintain the Internationalization Checker as part of the W3C validation suite.
  1. add new checks
  2. localise
  3. add language detection component

Contact: Richard

conf

  • Represent W3C internationalization work at industry events and conferences.
  1. Unicode conf, Oct 2017

unicode in xml

WDEDGH

  • Update advice for content developers about when to use Unicode code points and when to use markup.
  1. make the document
  2. obsolete

Contact: Martin

Track industry

unicode

site

  1. track developments

idn/iri/uri and eai

wiki

  1. track developments in this area
  2. revamp the article on IDN & IRI
  3. consider ways to contribute to raising awareness
  4. review the URL spec

Contact: Dennis

unicode

site

  1. track developments

javascript

ES-402

  1. track the Intl extension
 
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ontolex cg

homespec

  • define an ontology lexicon model for the Web

Contact: Felix

sentiment cg

home

  • define a representation of sentiment information

Contact: Felix

ld4lt cg

homewiki

  • define metadata for linguistic resources and (future) potential standardization of NIF

Contact: Felix

bpmlod

homereports

  1. create best practices for working with linguistic linked data

Contact: Felix