Towards the Promised Land: Developments in Internationalization­ @ W3C

  • February 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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The W3C is alive with new standards activity of interest to Web globalizers. From HTML5 to CSS3, from JavaScript to Unicode bidi, support for creating international content and Web-based applications is evolving quickly. In this presentation we'll explore the changes that are available today, the status of these standards, and the challenges that remain.

Addison Phillips is the globalization architect at Lab126 (creator of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire tablet). He is currently the chair of the W3C Internationalization Core Working Group.



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  • tex

    Addison gave an excellent presentation surveying the recent advances in internationalization standards relevant to the Web, not just those of the W3C, but related ones as well. It is good to see the progress that has been made and the attention to high quality publishing and especially the attempt to meet vertical and RTL requirements of the languages of Asian and the Middle east. Well done Addison!

    2 · February 22, 2013

  • IMUG

    Here are Addison's slides and demo links:­

    Also Kat Momoi has shared these links to the Google open source libraries he mentioned during Q&A: phone numbers­ and Android address input widget­ Feel free to post other relevant links here. ---Joe

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to be back at IMUG. 15th year of attending great meetings, learning, and sharing good stuff with people I like.

    February 21, 2013

  • Jose Palomares

    Swamped with work, I will have to wait for another train to the promised land.

    February 21, 2013

  • Shengping Jiang

    The topic is very good. Thank IMUG for arranging this meeting.

    February 12, 2013

  • IMUG

    Hi folks,

    No public webcast, but if all goes well the Google TechTalks team will post a recording to YouTube within a week or two after the event.

    Google employees inside their network can join us remotely and ask questions in real time.

    If and when it's on YouTube, I will post the link here and in our regular emails, tweets, and posts.


    February 7, 2013

  • Martin Wunderlich

    Is there something like a recorded stream of this event? Would love to join, but location-wise and timezone-wise it's not possible, unfortunately (being based in Munich).

    February 7, 2013

    • Jose Palomares

      Come on, Martin, don't be so picky. There's a ton of direct flights from Munich! ;-)

      February 7, 2013

    • Martin Wunderlich

      Is this an invitation to pay for my flight, Jose? :)

      February 7, 2013

  • Oleksandr Pysaryuk

    I will attend webcast if available.

    February 5, 2013

  • Bev Corwin

    Remote attendance please!

    January 29, 2013

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