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Subject: OASIS DITA Translation Subcommittee Agenda -- 27 August 2007


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1)  Roll Call 

2) Accept Minutes from 13 August 2007 (


3)  Review open action items

    3.1 ACTION: Gershon to investigate whether he can use a client's samples.
        Gershon will assemble all the examples into the template for the TC; need to add the examples to the Multilanguage Best Practice.

        CONTINUED. Awaiting legal OK; Gershon is selecting items for use in the Best Practice.

    3.2 ACTION: Gershon and Don will present the approved best practices on
        indexing, conrefs, Translation Memory, and multilanguage as committee drafts for approval by 
the  DITA Technical Committee.

        CONTINUED. Gershon to complete marking up in DITA XML and complete OASIS
        customization and deliver to TC for review; now working with Mary McRae to get these
Documents in shape for a vote. 

    3.5 ACTION: Rodolfo will continue to work on the Best Practice for XLIFF


     3.6 ACTION: JoAnn will try writing the sort order addition to the indexing
        Best Practice for review.


    3.7 ACTION: JoAnn will contact Richard Ischida to get clarification on the need for a pronunciation  element  or attribute for the acronym proposal.

         IN PROGRESS -- note sent to Richard. JoAnn raised the issue at the OASIS Symposium with  the Accessibility working group headed by Peter Brunet from IBM. They are working on Accessibility for ODF. Suggested that DITA be included in the accessibility discussions. No response as yet.

4)  Returning business:

    4.1 Discuss the changes to Andrzej and Rodolfo's  acronym proposal. See the  wiki below. Consider Andrzej's additions in response to Kara's comments. See Deborah's email.


   4.2 Continue discussion of Deborah Pickett's thoughts on the ruby attribute

   5) New Business

  5.1 Comment on the W3C working draft.

A W3C working draft document entitled "Best Practices for XML Internationalization" was published last week.

It includes a section on DITA at


5.2 Continue consideration of the ruby attribute

Some discussion has begun on the yahoo group about the ruby attribute. See Deborah Pickett's notes.

 JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
Comtech Services, Inc.
710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
Denver CO 80215


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