Re: [xsl] English to Asian language localisation.

Subject: Re: [xsl] English to Asian language localisation.
From: Lisa Liping Li <lli_net@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:40:23 -0800 (PST)
Modern Chinese's writing is the same as English. But
ancient Chinese is written top-down, right-left.
Probably most Asian languages do the same.


--- Alan Kennedy <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm generating some HTML from XML, using everybodys
> favourite language
> (well, here anyway), XSLT. I'm currently only
> generating English, but
> will be localisaing soon into a variety of
> languages.
> Doing European languages is easy, I just have to be
> able to deal with
> iso-8859-1.
> However, I'm not sure what's involved in
> localisation to Asian
> languages. Aside from the obvious character set
> issues, there are
> rendering issues which I am not sure if I need to
> address. For example,
> I think that Asian languages such as Chinese are
> written top-down,
> right-to-left. Am I right in saying that?
> Anyway, what I'm seeking is a good reference that
> explains the ins and
> outs of generating Asian language HTML from Asian
> language XML, for
> Japanese, Chinese, Thai, etc. There are general
> references to Asian
> localisation out there, but I'm really looking for
> something that is
> XML/XSLT specific.
> TIA for any help offered.
> Sincerely,
> Alan Kennedy.
>  XSL-List info and archive: 

Do You Yahoo!?
Send your FREE holiday greetings online!

 XSL-List info and archive:

Current Thread