HTML-Tag to be localized?
Thread poster: Noe Tessmann
Noe Tessmann  Identity Verified
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Jun 4, 2004

Dear colleagues,

translating html is not that difficult anymore. But I have one question about the tags. Is it useful to localize them:
in ?
But in my case the html text is in French, but it seems that is has already been translated from Dutch. The tags stayed the same. To be really professional I could change them to German or is there no need to do so?

thanks in advance

Noe


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Klaus Herrmann  Identity Verified
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Yes, it should be localized. Jun 4, 2004

Noe Tessmann wrote:
Is it useful to localize them:
§span lan ="nl-be"$ in $span lan ="de"$ ?
Noe


Yep. Quote from the web:
Identifying language changes on multilingual web pages helps a browser to display text appropriately for that language, and allows access aids such as speech synthesizers and Braille devices to pronounce text using language-appropriate pronunciation rules. (http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/gls/g248.html)

I've seen this tag being used a lot in xml files lately. However, you may want to point out that it's lang, not lan.

Noe Tessmann wrote:
To be really professional I could change them to German or is there no need to do so?

Consider them value added tags

[Edited at 2004-06-04 16:59]


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Thank you Hermann for your answer. The tags I wanted to quote disappeared. I mean these ones:

§span lang ="nl-be"$ in $span lang ="de"$

Should do a global Search and Replace at the end.

cheers

Noe


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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I might be completly wrong, but Jun 4, 2004

I have never heard that anybody translated the tags in HTML.
The tags such as "html", "Head", "Base", "Link", "Body" etc should never be translated. I did check my german HTML books, I did not find any translated HTML tags. If the tags in your source text already have been translated, I would suggest you contact your customer and ask him, if this is what he wants.

I agree with Klaus completely, however, are we talking about the same thing.

Now that I can see the tags that are concerned, Klaus is right, localize them.
[Edited at 2004-06-04 16:43]

[Edited at 2004-06-04 16:47]

[Edited at 2004-06-04 18:33]


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