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Subject: DITA Translation Subcommittee Meeting Minutes: 21 August 2006

Best Regards,

Gershon L Joseph
Member, OASIS DITA and DocBook Technical Committees
Director of Technology and Single Sourcing
Tech-Tav Documentation Ltd.
office: +972-8-974-1569
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DITA Translation Subcommittee Meeting Minutes: 21 August 2006

(Recorded by Gershon Joseph <gershon@tech-tav.com>)

The DITA Translation Subcommittee met on Monday, 21 August 2006 at 08:00am PT
for 60 minutes.

1.  Roll call

        Don Day (acting as chair)
        Gershon Joseph
        Kevin Farwell
        Rodolfo Raya
        Robert Anderson
        Andrzej Zydron
        Nancy Harrison

        JoAnn Hackos

    Special guests from DITA TC:

2.  Accept the minutes[1] of the previous meeting.


3.  Review open action items:

    --ACTION-- Please send review comments to the list of the draft Best 
    Practices for Indexing


    --ACTION-- Next draft of the best practice on indexing (JoAnn Hackos to 
    complete when the TC reaches a decision on start and end range)


    --ACTION-- Next draft of the best practice for legacy TM (Gershon Joseph)


    --ACTION-- Rodolfo and Andrzej to investigate how translation tools can 
    differentiate between these keyword elements as inline and standalone 

    [Keyword in prolog is always standalone; keyword anywhere else is inline.
    This is already noted in Robert's list of translatable elements.]

4.  Returning business: 

4.1 Handling multi-language documents

    Please formally define a multi-language document

    See examples submitted by Gershon Joseph, Charles Pau, and Tony 

    --ACTION-- Nancy to work on examples this week and we'll formulate a 
    definition next meeting.

4.2 See the Best practice for Indexing (attached) -- no changes since last 

    Revisit this next week assuming the TC resolves the index range open issues.

4.3 No other (unless Gershon has an update of the best practice on TM

5.  New Business:

5.1 Discussion of Bryan Schnabel's feedback email on the XLIFF tools for DITA

    Rodolfo tested and it works OK. Requires further testing with keyword/index
    decisions at today's meeting. XSL cannot to segmentation.

5.2 Discussion of Rodolfo's draft of the article on XLIFF
    --ACTION-- Rodolfo to work on the draft XLIFF article. Updates will be 
    posted to Rodolfo's Wiki (URL will be provided).

5.3 Initial discussion of the best practice on conref (Andrzej) -- reusable 
    building blocks

    Some of the issues that apply to conref are discussed in the article
    Towards an internationalized and localized TEI[2]:
    --ACTION-- Andrzej working on conref best practice document.

-- Meeting adjourned at 09:00am PT --

[1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-translation/200608/msg00007.html
[2] http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/Oxford/2006-05-17-kyoto/i18n-slides.xml

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