Submissions/Make the web speak your language

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
5057
Subject no.
T5
Title of the submission
Make the web speak your language (Panel discussion on multilingual support on the Internet)


Type of submission
panel
Author of the submission
Arky
Country of origin
Viet Nam
Affiliation
Mozilla.org
E-mail address
arky (at) mozilla (dot) com
Username
Arky
Personal homepage or blog
http://playingwithsid.blogspot.com
Abstract
Wikipedia is available in 280+* languages providing ease of access to information in one’s own native language. Wikipedia users therefore need the appropriate fonts installed and to have a correctly configured operating system and browser to be able to view and edit these articles.

The multilingual support for all world languages is far from complete.The panel will bring various disciplines and technologies together to make the web speak everyone’s language.

Detailed proposal

Make the web speak your language (Panel discussion on multilingual support on the Internet)

Wikipedia is available in 280+* languages providing ease of access to information in one’s own native language. Wikipedia users therefore need the appropriate fonts installed and to have a correctly configured operating system and browser to be able to view and edit these articles.

The multilingual support for all world languages is far from complete. And the emergence of personal computing devices such as tablets and phones makes this multilingual support a greater challenge. The growing convergence of the digital world towards mobile devices also requires full language support for basic interactions such as reading, writing, and searching via Web browers or native web apps.

The panel of internationalization experts, Open Source technologists, Web developers and Typographers will share their knowledge and experience with Firefox users, mobile users and Wikipedians.

The panel will bring various disciplines and technologies together to make the web speak everyone’s language.


Track
Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
30 25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information (optional)
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