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W3C program launch to aid progress for true worldwide web


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web, has launched the Internationalization Initiative to further internationalize the web. The initiative is intended to attract participation in the form of stakeholders to provide personnel and additional funding to boost work in three main aspects of the internationalization continuum: language enablement, developer support and author support.


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VistaTEC contributes code to Okapi Framework


VistaTEC, a provider of localization, process management and global release strategies, has contributed program code to the Okapi Framework. The code relates to the reading, writing and processing of ITS 2.0 Localization Quality and Provenance metadata within XLIFF 1.2 files. ITS 2.0 is a proposed W3C standard, published by the MultilingualWeb LT working group.

MultilingualWeb-LT (Language Technology) Working Group launched


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web, has launched the MultilingualWeb-LT (Language Technology) Working Group to develop standard ways to support the automatic and manual translation and adaptation of web content to local needs, from its creation to its delivery to end users.

W3C hires global business development lead


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web, has hired J. Alan Bird as the new global business development lead. Bird has 30 years of experience in the information technology industry.

Speech Synthesis Markup Language 1.1


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web, has extended support for Asian languages and multilingual voice applications with Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML). Version 1.1 of SSML provides control over voice selection as well as speech characteristics such as pronunciation, volume and pitch.

W3C opens office in India


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops standards to ensure the long-term growth of the web, has opened an office in India. The office is hosted in New Delhi by the Technology Development for Indian Languages Programme, part of the Indian government's department of information technology.

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