[standards-jig] I18N (Internationalization)

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Thu Mar 14 21:02:27 UTC 2002

Yeah, I'll help. Sounds great.

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On Thu, 2002-03-14 at 15:12, Max Horn wrote:
> At 12:17 Uhr -0600 14.03.2002, Jeremie wrote:
> >Using xml:lang on individual message/iq/presence packets seems to be a
> >great idea, it allows services to gradually upgrade their i18n support and
> >for requests going across servers to be handled properly as well.  I'd
> >expect that any time a lang is specified in the request and it isn't
> >supported by the service, it would still identify the lang of it's default
> >response, and should probably do that in general all the time anyway if it
> >supports multiple languages.
> >
> >This would also work well for identifying the language used
> >in client-client messaging wouldn't it? And maybe then for interacting
> >with a translating service, or a server module that could filter and
> >support such things automatically?
> Yeah, that all could be done, if desired, no problem. And many other 
> things as well. Like if you want you can make your client display a 
> little country flag to denote the language/nationality of the sender 
> etc. =)
> >Unless there's something major I'm missing, would you want to write up a
> >JEP on this to define it a bit better and give some examples Max?
> I will start work on this. If anybody wants to contribute, feel free 
> to contact me at this email or via jabber: black_fingolfin at jabber.org.
> Max

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