Internationalisation and Localisation with SVG

Chris Lilley - W3C

Intended Audience: Software Engineer, Graphic Designer
Session Level: Intermediate, Advanced

The purpose of this talk is to introduce attendees to recent work on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), a new graphics format written in XML being developed at W3C. This will also show the relationship to other W23C specifications such as XML, XML namespaces, CSS, XSL, DOM, SYMM Animation, and others.

Emphasis will be given to feature that demonstrate or aid Internationalisation. The benefits of graphics in this format for localisation and translation will be demonstrated.

It will be shown in conclusion that SVG is a significant advance in Web functionality, that it offers many cool and advanced features which will ensure its rapid uptake, and thus that the potential benefits to Internationalisation will actually take place. The talk includes demonstrations of software which implements SVG.

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