RE: Localized names of character ranges

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Wed Dec 04 2002 - 05:12:15 EST

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    Kenneth Whistler wrote:
    > Doug, seconding a suggestion by Marco, wrote:
    > > I agree
    > > that a multilingual Unicode glossary should be assembled
    > (possibly as a
    > > volunteer project) and officially endorsed by the Unicode
    > Consortium, so
    > > users and vendors will be on common terminological ground.
    > [...]
    > Once people start maintaining a multilingual glossary
    > based on the online glossary (or supplemented from other
    > sources), the burden of maintenance will escalate rapidly
    > [...]

    Actually, Mark Davis's suggestion was to translate the list of UniData
    property names and property values (E.g.: "General category", "Decimal digit
    value", "Uppercase letter", "Math symbol", block names, script names, etc.).

    These labels should be relatively stable, as they are part of the standard

    I mentioned the glossary only to make examples of terms which may be
    difficult to translate, but I would *not* suggest translating the
    glossaries: too much a do for nothing. I already tried that with Italian:
    all I obtained was a list if Italian words which was just as obscure as the
    original English list (or even more obscure, in some cases, as English
    technical terms were often more familiar).


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