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Subject: Re: [office] Fwd: [odf-devel] ODF & ITS


Bruce D'Arcus wrote:

> On Mar 20, 2006, at 10:55 AM, Patrick Durusau wrote:
>>> My personal opinion is this is outside the scope of ODF. It seems to 
>>> me their use cases are a) schemas, and b) non-GUI document markup, 
>>> particularly DocBook; e.g. not GUI-based formats.
>> While I tend to agree that their goal is outside the scope of ODF, is 
>> there a use case for putting in a hook where this sort of "metadata" 
>> could be included?
> Internationalizing metadata is one thing, for which there is already 
> support in RDF in any case.  So in that case, sure.
> But I think internationalizing text content is another thing, and 
> IMHO, we have bigger things to worry about.
Certainly, but I saw it as "indicating" the data to be 
internationalized/localized and not as actually prescribing the results 
of the operation.

My impression is that internationalization/localization is a concern for 
a growing number of vendors.

If we can include support for that with little effort it seems like it 
would be a plus for ODF.

Not a driving issue but if some mechanism we develop would support it, I 
don't see any reason to not claim it.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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