SOURCE: ENLASO Corporation

April 03, 2007 15:02 ET

The Internationalization Tag Set Becomes W3C Recommendation

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- ENLASO Corporation, a leading provider of translation and localization solutions, today announced that it is very pleased to see the publication of the "Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 1.0" specification as a W3C Recommendation. ITS is a set of elements and attributes designed to provide support for internationalization and localization in XML documents and schemas ( ENLASO's Yves Savourel participated on the W3C ITS Working Group to develop the specification.

ITS provides ready-to-use features that new XML document types can directly integrate through the use of namespaces. It also provides ways to apply properties, such as identifying segments for translation, to existing XML documents without changing them.

Yves Savourel comments that "Implementing ITS is an opportunity for developers of localization tools to truly take advantage of the power and flexibility that XPath-based mechanisms can bring to processing XML documents. ITS is also an opportunity for developers of content authoring applications to create new localization-related features and apply them in a generic way to any XML document."

ENLASO participated on the ITS Working Group ( since its inception and contributed actively in the development of the standard. "Our participation in the ITS Working Group and our open source localization tools combine as great examples of the technological leadership we deliver to the localization industry," says ENLASO's president, John Watkins. He continues, "ENLASO has already developed ITS-aware tools to streamline the localization of XML documents and is looking forward to seeing this standard used across the whole localization industry."

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ENLASO Corporation, an ISO 9001 company, provides clients with enterprise language solutions. ENLASO delivers multilingual solutions to the social networking, online dating, IT, life sciences, legal, financial, gaming, advertising, and telecommunications industries. Services include localization of software, Web sites, marketing communications, technical documentation, localization testing, and consulting and training.

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