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Title:

Design of International Textual Languages: A Universal Design Framework

Author:

Patil, B., Maetzel, K. & E.J. Neuhold

Abstract:

From a universal usability and accessibility perspective, the textual languages – interaction languages (e.g., command, markup, query, scripting, programming etc.) that are inherently textual by design, are based on English syntax and semantics are neither adaptable nor adoptable to the diverse requirements and preferences of global end-users. In this paper, we identify universal usability and accessibility issues in textual languages and show how internationalization of textual languages can ameliorate syntactic, semantic, cultural and cognitive barriers in using textual languages. We describe a internationalization development process based on universal design principles and demonstrate its application to a internationalized XML-Query and visualization language in various locale.

Original publication:

Evers, V., Roese, K., Honold, P., Coronado, J. & D. Day. Designing for Global Markets 5, 41-56. 5th International Workshop on Internationalization of Products and Systems. Berlin, Germany. July 17-19, 2003.

Copyright:

© 2003 Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. ISBN: 0-9722184-1-6

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