Last Call review of Ruby Annotation

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Fri Dec 17 1999 - 13:44:29 EST

On behalf of the W3C Internationalization Working Group (W3C I18N WG),
I am pleased to announce the publication of the "Ruby Annotation" Last
Call Working Draft. The document address is:

The document's Abstract and Status sections are reproduced below. The
Last Call review period will end on 14 January 2000. Please send review
comments by that date to

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mentioned below in the Status section, send a mail containing just the


to the address ( The mailing list is
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"Ruby" are short runs of text alongside the base text, typically used in
East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short
annotation. This specification defines markup for ruby. The
specification is written so that this markup for ruby can be included as
a module of XHTML 1.1.

Status of This Document

The W3C Internationalization Working Group (I18N WG), with this 17
December 1999 Last Call Working Draft, invites comment on this
specification. The Last Call period begins 17 December 1999 and ends 14
January 2000.

This is a W3C Working Draft for review by W3C members and other
interested parties. It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced,
or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use
W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than
"work in progress". The W3C will not allow early implementation to
constrain its ability to make changes to this specification prior to
final release. A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical
documents can be found at

After last call comments have been addressed, the Working Group expects
to advance this specification to Candidate Recommendation, and then to
Proposed Recommendation together with XHTML 1.1, into which it will be
included by reference. While the actual markup structure will not be
changed at that point in the process, the I18N WG and the editors will
make the necessary technical adjustments in notation if such adjustments
become necessary as a consequence of changes to XHTML 1.1.

Please send comments and questions regarding this document to
( Comments in languages other than English, in
particular Japanese, are also welcome. Public discussion on this
specification may take place on the mailing list

Due to its subject matter, and to make the examples more realistic, this
document includes examples using a wide range of characters. Not all
user agents may be able to display all characters, changing the
configuration can improve the situation. Also, great care has been taken
to serve this document in various character encodings to cover a wide
range of user agents and configurations.

Misha Wolf, W3C I18N WG chair

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