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W3C Workshop: Making the Multilingual Web Work, Rome 2013
The MultilingualWeb community develops and promotes best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing, and deploying the ...
W3C Workshop: The Multilingual Web − Linked Open Data and MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements, Dublin 2012
The MultilingualWeb-LT projectis a continuation of the MultilingualWeb project. Coordinated by the W3C, it aims to develop meta-data for Web ...
W3C Workshop: The Multilingual Web - the Way Ahead, Luxembourg 2012
This is the fourth of four workshops that survey and share information about currently available best practices and standards that ...
W3C Workshop: A Local Focus for the Multilingual Web, Limerick 2011
As with the previous events, the workshop brings together speakers and participants with an interest in best practices and standards ...
W3C Workshop: Content on the Multilingual Web, Pisa 2011
Building on the success of the previous event, this workshop used a similar format to once again bring together speakers ...
The MultilingualWeb project is exploring standards and best practices that support the creation, localization and use of multilingual web-based information.
Given the importance of the World Wide Web to communication in all walks of life, and as the share of English web pages decreases and that of languages spoken in the European Union and around the world increases, the importance of ensuring the multilingual viability of the World Wide Web is of paramount importance.
In order to build on current internationalization of the Web and move it forward, it is important to raise awareness of existing best practices and standards related to managing content on the multilingual Web, and look forward to what remains to be done.
Expected impacts of the project
- Contribute to better awareness of standards and best practices in the area of the multilingual Web.
- Provide a catalyst for future projects in the area of multilingual Web standardization, best practices and tool development.
- Develop relationships and awareness of shared issues across organizations, scientific disciplines and academic/industrial boundaries.
- Improve use of multilingual standards and best practices in the creation of pages using (X)HTML and CSS by content developers.
- Improve support for multilingual features in Web user agents.