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The Internationalization (I18N) Core Working Group is part of the W3C Internationalization Activity.
Aims: Provide internationalization advice to other groups developing Web standards, and review their specifications (mostly W3C groups, but we also get involved in Unicode, IDN, IETF and other work).
Develop education and outreach materials to make the internationalization aspects of W3C technology better understood and more widely and consistently used by content authors and implementers.
For more details, see the Working Group Charter.
The Working Group (WG) is always looking for additional participants, to work on a very varied range of topics and interests. The group needs a variety of people with different skills, from technical authoring to specialised knowledge of particular technologies.
See a list of participation benefits for you and your organization.
See some examples of what WG members do within the group.
For more information, see How to join.
The working group holds a weekly teleconference to discuss work items for about one hour.
The agenda is sent to the member-i18n-core list (archiveMO) .
The meeting uses the Zakim teleconference bridge (+1-617-761-6200, conference code 4186) and the W3C IRC server (irc.w3.org:6665, channel #core).
IRC via the Web: http://www.w3.org/2001/01/cgi-irc (invent a nickname, use #core channel)
For minutes see the public-i18n-core mail archive.
For minutes from the previous charter period (when this group was called simply the I18N WG), see this archiveMO.
Zakim IRC bot: http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot.html
Past FTF meetings:
[Archive] The public list for the Core WG. Used for the bulk of communications. Includes teleconference notes and announcements of a general nature.
[ArchiveMO] For discussion of member-confidential topics.
[Archive] Members of this group are encouraged to subscribe to this publicly archived list for technical discussion.
Track discussions arising from reviews continue after the review period finishes in the archives and the Reviews page.
Guidelines, Education & Outreach:
Japanese Layout Taskforce:
This Japanese-language task force is documenting requirements for Japanese layout on the Web. There are periodic communications in English with the WGs involved: i18n, SVG, CSS, XSL-FO, and an English translation of the main deliverable. See the group home page.
The pipeline points to articles that are currently in development.
The internationalization wiki is used for collaborative development of i18n articles and for gathering information about feature requirements.
If you wish to become a member of the working group follow the joining instructions. Working group members are responsible for the development of the group's deliverables, so some minimum commitment is required.
If you are unable to make the required commitment to join the working group, you can still follow the work by accessing the Internationalization Web site, the public mail archive, and all public documents.
Current participants (member only)
Working Group members contribute in one or more of the following ways.
If you are not a Working Group member, you can still contribute in a number of ways.
Phillips (addison at amazon dot com)
Staff contact: Richard Ishida (ishida at w3 dot org)
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