Unicode CLDR Survey Tool Beta

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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:06:16 -0700

    Unicode CLDR Survey Tool Beta

March 21, 2012 --- The Unicode CLDR <http://cldr.unicode.org/>Survey
Tool is open for beta testing today. CLDR provides key building blocks
for software to support the world's languages, with the largest and most
extensive standard repository of locale data available. The survey tool
is an online tool used by organizations and individuals to contribute
data to this repository, and to vote on alternative contributions.

The survey tool has undergone substantial revision, with dramatic
improvements in performance and usability. We would appreciate people
trying out the tool so that we can identify any remaining problems
before we start data submission (currently scheduled for April 4). For
more information, see http://goo.gl/7M1IG.


Access <#Access>

Guide <#Guide>

How you can help <#How_you_can_help>

Known issues <#Known_issues>

What changed? <#What_changed>


   1. Production Survey Tool <http://st.unicode.org/cldr-apps/survey>.
      If you have an existing survey tool account, you can go to the
      production tool at Production Survey Tool
   2. Smoke-Test Survey Tool
      If you don't have an account, you can still try out the survey
      tool using the Smoke Test version. It will create a test account

So that you can try out the tool as you wish, none of the data you enter
during beta is saved.

The Smoke Test tool may be restarted at any time, because it used for
development. If you get disconnected when this happens, then refresh
your browser: all of your changes should be saved.


If you haven't used the survey tool before, you may want to take a quick
look at:

   1. http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool/guide
   2. http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool/walkthrough

This documentation should be updated in the next few days for some of
the changes in UI.

  How you can help

Visit and randomly vote and enter changes.

   1. Pick your favorite locale
   2. Visit different Sections of the locale (Code Lists, etc), and
      different pages in the Section.

         1. Vote for different choices (including Proposed, Others, Abstain)
         2. Change a value (Changecolumn)
         3. Try zooming on different columns (clicking on the following
               1. St(status, eg error/alert)
               2. Draft (the approval status)
               3. Voted(the voting status)
               4. Proposed / Others (particular values)
               5. (Clicking on Codeshows some internals, not really
                  user-focused item)
         4. Reset your Coverage Level (at the top). (This changes how
            many items show).

   3. Verify that data was accepted, or is rejected (appropriately)
      because of an error.
   4. Periodically, refresh the entire page you are on and verify that
      items previously added remain visible.
   5. Report any new issues at http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/newticket.
      (Skip those below). Please include the URL to the page where you
      found the error.

  Known issues

Please read these over so you know what to skip:

   1. Use FireFox/Safari/Chrome, not IE 8 or other browsers.
   2. Some locales, such as English (en), are read-only.
   3. Do not post comments in the 'forums' or try "Show Coverage"
   4. Some generated examples use English instead of the local language,
      or the wrong currency.
   5. The information in the "Code" column will be simplified during the
      beta process; some rows will move to different sections or pages.
   6. There will be a bookmark on each row, for reference.
   7. Other items may be added to this list during the beta period

  What changed?

   1. Page access is 10-30 times faster, depending on the operation.
   2. Items are submitted individually (with Return/Enter), instead of
      having to submit a whole page.
   3. Pages are not broken up into multiple subpages, simplifying
   4. Errors and Warnings appear when you submit an item.
   5. There is no "zoom" window; instead, zooming is in-place, with
      separate versions depending on what part of a row you click on.

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