IPP> FW: Rechartering the W3C I18N Activity

IPP> FW: Rechartering the W3C I18N Activity

IPP> FW: Rechartering the W3C I18N Activity

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Wed Mar 6 19:10:24 EST 2002

Hi folks,

FYI - both the minutes and concensus files from this workshop on
rechartering the W3C Internationalization Activity are good reading.

- Ira McDonald
  High North Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Duerst [mailto:duerst at w3.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 9:47 AM
To: www-international at w3.org
Subject: Rechartering the W3C I18N Activity

Dear Internationalization Experts,

W3C organized a workshop co-located with the 20th
Unicode Conference last month in Washington DC,
to discuss the future of the W3C Internationalization

The minutes and results of the workshop are now published at

The plan now is to use the month of March for a concentrated effort
to collect additional material. At the end of March, we will
prepare the new charter(s) for the W3C Internationalization Activity
based on the input we receive.

The workshop identified five work streams of potential
future work:

- Guidelines, best practices
- Distributed services (e.g. exchanging locale/collation info)
- Education & Outreach
- Localizability
- Existing work (reviews, character model, liaisons)

We would like to invite you to participate and contribute
in helping shape the future of the W3C Internationalization
Activity. For this, please join the www-i18n-workshop at w3.org
mailing list, archived at
[this archive is publicly accessible]

To subscribe, send a mail with subject 'subscribe' to
www-i18n-workshop-request at w3.org.
(clicking the following link should do the job:
mailto:www-i18n-workshop-request at w3.org?Subject=subscribe).

The workshop was a very good start for planning the new activities,
but more is needed. In particular, for each work stream,
we need to get:

- A more detailed list of work items (including priorities,
   effort needed)

- Information on business cases, use cases,... to justify
   why W3C should do this work (e.g. how would this improve the Web?)

- A list of experts and key players

Please don't hesitate to send your ideas to www-i18n-workshop at w3.org.
Please use prefixes (e.g. Guidelines, Distributed, Education,
Localizability, Existing) in mail subjects.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,    Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, I18N Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium
#-#-#  mailto:duerst at w3.org   http://www.w3.org/People/D%C3%BCrst

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