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Subject: XLIFF Paper Submission Opportunity

Hi All:

As mentioned on Tuesday,  there's a speaking opportunity at an OASIS 
Symposium in New Orleans on April 25/26 2005.  Details are available at 
the following link:  http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium_2005/

The deadline for submissions has already passed,  and we have at least 
one potential speaker and our target is at least 2 speakers/papers.  
This is a last chance to indicate your availability... please contact 
myself or Peter Reynolds directly to indicate interest / availability ASAP.


Tony Jewtushenko				
Principal Product Manager - Oracle Application Development Tools
Oracle Corporation, Ireland

Direct tel: +353.1.8039080	

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Hi Tony,

  Patrick Gannon suggested I contact you regarding the upcoming OASIS
Symposium. We were hoping to receive a submission or two regarding
localization/translation but unfortunately we received none. Do you know of
anyone that will be able to attend the symposium in New Orleans that would
be willing to submit something? While the deadline has passed we would still
entertain a proposal if we feel that the topic is not yet represented. If
you know of someone, please have them contact me.



Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org 
cell: 603.557.7985
voip: 603.232.9096

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Jewtushenko [mailto:Tony.Jewtushenko@oracle.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 7:29 PM
To: XLIFF list
Subject: [xliff] the real final ... Final revised XLIFF TC charter

Thanks to Bryan finding a duplicated paragraph ... the truly Final version
of the revised charter is as follows:


XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF)

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through XML vocabularies,
and promote the adoption of, an extensible specification for the interchange
of localization information. To date, the committee has published two
specifications - XLIFF 1.0 and XLIFF 1.1 - that define how to mark up and
capture localisable data and interoperate with different processes or phases
without loss of information. The vocabularies are tool-neutral, support the
localization-related aspects of internationalization and the entire
localization process. The vocabularies support common software and content
data formats. The specifications provide an extensibility mechanism to allow
the development of tools compatible with an implementer's own proprietary
data formats and workflow requirements.

The state of affairs in software and documentation localisation before XLIFF
was that a software or documentation provider delivered their localisable
resources to a localisation service provider in a number of disparate file
formats. Once software providers and technical communicators commenced
implementing XLIFF, the task of interchanging localisation data became
simpler. Using proprietary and nonstandard resource formats force either the
source provider or the localisation service provider to implement a costly
and inefficient bespoke process for localising their content. For publishers
with many proprietary or nonstandard formats, this requirement becomes a
major hurdle when attempting to localise their software. For software
developers and technical communicators employing enterprise localisation
tools and processes, XLIFF defines a standard but extensible vocabulary that
captures relevant metadata at any point of the lifecycle which can be
exchanged between a variety of commercial and open-source tools.

The first phase, now completed, created a committee specification that
concentrated on software UI file requirements. The next phase consists of
promoting the adoption of XLIFF throughout the industry through additional
collateral and specifications, continuing to advance the committee
specification towards an official OASIS standard, contributing to the
development of standard localisation directives tag library and consuming it
when available, and defining and publishing an implementation guide for
document based content that addresses segmentation and alignment
requirements. To encourage adoption of XLIFF, the TC will define and publish
implementation guides for the most commonly used resource formats (HTML,
RTF, Window Resources, Java Resource Bundles, .NET), and will include
reference implementations of XLIFF 1.1.

XLIFF TC work and deliverables adhere to OASIS IPR policy.

List of Deliverables

XLIFF 1.1 XHTML/HTML Representation Guide - June 21, 2005 XLIFF 1.1 RTF
Representation Guide - June 21, 2005 XLIFF 1.1 .NET Representation Guide -
June 21, 2005 XLIFF 1.1 Java Resource Bundle Representation Guide - June 21,
2005 XLIFF 1.1 Windows Resources Representation Guide - June 21, 2005 XLIFF
1.1 PO File Representation Guide - June 21, 2005 Submit XLIFF 1.1 for
consideration as OASIS Standard - June 21, 2005

In addition, the XLIFF TC will endeavour to deliver the following as time
and resources permit:

XLIFF 1.1 Reference Implementation (as Open Source? In collaboration with
Trans-WS?) XLIFF 1.1 Document-based Content Implementation Guide
(Segmentation &
Review and input to development of Standard Localisation Directives Tag
Library XLIFF 1.1: Consume / Implement Standard Localisation Directives Tag

Tony Jewtushenko				
Principal Product Manager - Oracle Application Development Tools Oracle
Corporation, Ireland

Direct tel: +353.1.8039080	

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