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On Use of the Lang Attribute

Way back in October I noticed this WHATWG HTML bug (26942) where someone asked why do these examples of <html> lack the lang attribute? I thought the answer from Hixie was a bit dismissive and not based on any data or real-world benefits of use, particularly in the context of…

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Tags: accessibility, globalization, html, internationalization, localization, standards, W3C, WCAG, whatwg, xhtml

New Crowdsourced Translation Option

Many organizations don’t have the budget to guide them through a full translation / localization project, and some don’t even know where to start. In late 2009 I wrote about low/no-cost options from Google (machine translation) and Facebook (human-powered): Facebook and Google Want to Translate Your Site A new option…

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Tags: clients, globalization, i18n, internationalization, L10n, localization, translation, usability

HTML5 Will Play Nice with Translation

Back in late 2009 I wrote a little something talking about Google Translate and the risks associated with relying on machine translation for anything critical (“Facebook and Google Want to Translate Your Site“). I even offered some examples of things that are tough to translate. One real-world example I did…

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Tags: g11n, globalization, html, i18n, internationalization, translation

Facebook and Google Want to Translate Your Site

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on its web site, and it is the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Translations for Facebook Connect Earlier this week…

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Tags: Facebook, g11n, globalization, Google, i18n, internationalization, L10n, localization, translation

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