From: Daniel Yacob (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2006 - 06:39:29 CST
I was considering a new version of the semantic web's "Enabling Standards
Layer Cake" image recently and was impressed that the model is still being
used and updated after 5 years while maintaining its appealing simplicity.
At a glance the model lets you understand how the pieces of the semantic
web work together, even if you do not understand the individual pieces
themselves. So I thought a similar model might likewise help people
understand how the facets of localization work together. An attempt:
Fairly often I'll explain the benefits of Unicode to someone (a developer
or layman) who is new to it and the first thing I'm asked is "How do I
install it?" There is also the common confusion that installing a Unicode
font at the same time gives you a keyboard for using the font -which of
course requires very different skill sets to develop, have different system
compatibilities and different production costs. When I try to clear up the
separation of the two, and other things like encoding vs transliteration
vs input methods, eyes tend to glaze over. So a clear visual aid could go
a long way in helping new comers get a handle of the field and help manage
expectations when getting involved.
Any and all feedback is welcomed.
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