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Welcome to opentag.com, This site is dedicated to the tools and technologies used in the translation and localization of software, Web applications and documentation. Its aim is to provide you with useful information and tools that could help you streamline your processes.



The Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) is a set of attributes and elements designed to help the internationalization and localization of XML material. It is a W3C Recommendation.

A new version of the ITS recommendation is being developped by the Multilingual Web LT Working Group. The latest published version of ITS 2.0 includes new features such as Localization Quality Issues and Rating, MT Confidence, Locale Filter, Text Analysis, and much more.

The Okapi Framework is a Java-based free, cross-platform and open-source project that is composed of a set of libraries, components and applications to help in the various tasks related to localization and translation. See more...
It offers:

The Best Practices for XML Internationalization has been published as a W3C Working Group Note.
This document provides a set of guidelines for developing XML documents and schemas that are internationalized properly. See more...
If you are looking to use translation memories and machine translation, here are a few possibly useful resources:
The XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) is the standard to exchange extracted text between tools.
See the OASIS XLIFF TC Web pages for more information.

The version 2.0 of XLIFF is being developed. The latest Public Review Draft is available.

Interested in applying best internationalization practices when developing your Web site?
Then, follow the work of the W3C i18n GEO group on "Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization 1.0". See more...