Re: [jats-list] how to describe <collab> in multiple languages

Subject: Re: [jats-list] how to describe <collab> in multiple languages
From: "Soichi Kubota" <kubota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:12:46 +0900
Dear Debbie, Bruce, Chris, and Laura,

Thank you for your comments.
I understand it is not good to expand <name-alternatives> to contain

It would be better to add
<lang-alternatives> to expand elements not supporting multiple languages like
<collab> , < publisher-name>,...
for multi purposes like:

  <collab xml:lang="en">ABC Laboratory</collab>
  <collab xml:lang="fr">ABC Laboratoire</collab>

But now we have <name-alternatives>, <aff-alternatives> and we may have a few
additional elements requiring multi-lingual description, so we can respond to
this by adding <collab-alternatives>, <publisher-name-alternatives>, etc..

I think this kind of points were discussed before ver3.1. I would appreciate
any comments.

Best wishes,
Soichi Kubota

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly, Laura (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" <kelly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:04 PM
Subject: RE: [jats-list] how to describe <collab> in multiple languages

There isn't really a provision for collab-alternatives that parallel
name-alternatives. Please consider making a request for this feature:

It's possible to tag <alternatives> inside <collab> and use multiple
<textual-form> elements with the xml:lang attribute specified. Unfortunately
that's a hack solution and it won't allow you to include any of the structures
in <collab> that capture anything more than text formatting.


From: Soichi Kubota [kubota@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 7:39 PM
To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jats-list] how to describe <collab> in multiple languages

Dear all,

When we write a personal name in multiple languages, we should follow the
description shown in
Example1. of
with <name-alternatives>

But when we write a collaborative (group) author name in multiple languages,
what should we do?
Should we use "specific-use" attribute?

Can <name-alternatives> be changed to contain <collab> in it?

Thank you.

Best wishes,
Soichi Kubota

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