The objectives of the ITC SIG Standards Project are to:
- Focus on producing technical publications for worldwide distribution.
- Support conformity to ISO and other standards.
- Support sharing of style sheets and other resources that enhance internationalization.
In the first phase of this project we will identify standards that affect internationalization, localization, and translation and provide links for more information about these standards.
TC Europe. Guidelines, Usable and safe operating manuals for consumer goods, http://www.tceurope.org/pdf/securedoc1_04.pdf.
ASD (Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, formerly European Association of Aerospace Industries or AECMA). ASD-STE100. ASD Simplified Technical English Specification (formerly AECMA Document PSC-85-16598. AECMA Simplified English).
http://www.asd-europe.org/. Source: Stan Green, Senior Member, Oklahoma Chapter.
ISO TC 37/SC 2. Technical Committee on terminography and lexicography. Standards include ISO 12616:2002 Translation-oriented terminography.
Source: Annette Reilly, Fellow, Washington DC Chapter, Chair STC Standards Council.
Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE). J2450, Translation Quality Metric. J2450 applies to translation of automotive service information into any target language, regardless of the source language, method of translation such as human translation, computer-assisted translation or machine translation, or style and other requirements of particular media. Posted August 2005.
World Wide Web standards
Standards for the World Wide Web are established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). STC is a Member organization within W3C. Neil Perlin (Associate Fellow, Boston Chapter) is the STC representative on the W3C Advisory Committee, which is composed of one representative from each Member organization.
Individual STC members can become involved in W3C working group activities, or monitor W3C activities and report to STC. Members who participate in working groups can not disseminate internal working group discussions to all STC members.
The W3C Internationalization Activity (http://www.w3.org/International/) aims to coordinate techniques, conventions, guidelines and activities within the W3C and with other organizations that allow use of W3C technology worldwide, with different languages, scripts, and cultures. The Activity has three Working Groups: Core, GEO (Guidelines, Education & Outreach), and ITS (Internationalization Tag Set).
Anyone can apply to join a working group, such as the Internationalization (I18N) Guidelines, Education & Outreach (GEO) Working Group, as an invited expert. Follow the links for more information: http://www.w3.org/International/geo/. Anyone can monitor the discussions at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-geo.
Anyone can join the W3C Internationalization Interest Group. Follow the links from http://www.w3.org/International/ for instructions. Monitor the discussions at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/.