MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group
The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group was closed on 17 January 2014, having successfully published the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 specification as a Recommendation. the Working Group has started discussing ITS 2.0 best practices topics within the Internationalization Tag Set Interest Group. This is an open forum aiming to be continued after the life of the MLW-LT Working Group. To participate contribute to the ITS IG wiki and the ITS IG mailling list.
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Aims: define the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS 2.0), that is: meta-data for web content (mainly HTML5) and deep Web content, for example a CMS or XML files from which HTML pages are generated, that facilitates its interaction with multilingual technologies and localization processes.
For more details, see the Working Group Charter.
There is also a member-only list [ArchiveMO] which is used for group administravia and any member-confidential topics.
On 29 October 2013, ITS 2.0 has been finalized and published as a W3C Recommendation. Work on application scenarios for ITS 2.0 and gathering of usage and implementation experience will now take place in the ITS Interest Group.
The following press releases have been published to announce the creation of the working group.
- W3C Launches Work to Simplify Creation of Content in World's Languages. W3C Press Release, 7 March 2012. The MultilingualWeb-LT Project under the lead of Linguaserve and VistaTEC has translated this press release into these languages: عربي (Arabic), Български (Bulgarian), Čeština (Czech), Dansk (Danish), Deutsch (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Español (Spanish), Eesti (Estonian), Suomi (Finnish), Français (French), Gaeilge (Gaelic), Magyar (Hungarian), Italiano (Italian), 日本語 (Japanese), Lietuvių (Lithuanian), Latviešu (Latvian), Malti (Maltese), Nederlands (Dutch), Português (Portuguese), Română (Romanian), Pусский (Russian), Slovenčina (Slovak), Slovenščina (Slovenian), Svenska (Swedish), 简体汉语 (Chinese).
- One Web, many Languages - W3C is starting Standardization process for easier translation of Web content in world's languages. Press release by DFKI (in German).
- Internet experts in Dublin to talk about multilingual web. Article in Silicon Republic, 14 June 2012.
Also, we conducted a dedicated questionnaire about international Web content requirements. We will use this questionnaire to gather initial input and expressions of interest in participation in our work.
We also welcome feedback on our public mailing list about
- the ITS 2.0 draft (latest published version and editor's copy)
- our Requirements and Use Cases draft document
- technical issues discussed in the group, and
- the work plan as described in the charter.
The Working Group will be shut down at the end of 2013; work on application scenarios for ITS 2.0 and gathering of usage and implementation experience will now take place in the ITS Interest Group.
The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group receives funding by the European Commission (project name LT-Web) through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in the area of Language Technologies. Grant Agreement No. 287815.
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