[X3D-Public] announce: Hello World open for internationalization (I18N) demonstrations

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Thu Jun 27 20:26:07 PDT 2013

Many people know about the X3D scene HelloWorld.x3d which shows the 
basic structure and syntax of the language.

http://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/HelloWorld.xhtml (X3DOM)

and for VRML97 & X3D's ClassicVRML encoding

This scene was inspired as a basic test that follows a common pattern. 
You might know that there are many "Hello World" programs for many 
different programming languages.  VRML and X3D are both illustrated on 
Wikipedia as part of (so far) 234 programming languages.

You might also know about internationalization (I18N), which is the use 
of different languages in documents.  XML provides excellent I18N 
support for the Web.   X3D also provides excellent I18N support, 
allowing the use of numerous different encodings, text directions, 
horizontal/vertical, etc.

To encourage demonstrations of good I18N content in X3D, people in the 
X3D community are invited to post scenes illustrating their own language 
of choice.  Our first example is HelloTaiwan.x3d which looks great in 
X3DOM (supported by WebFonts).

Other contributions are welcome, either to the mailing list or to 
Leonard Daly and I privately.  It would be great to get a lot of nations 
represented, enabling browser companies to test their support.

Of related interest:  X3D Tooltips in English, Chinese, French, German, 
Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.

Thanks again, and in advance, to all of the many individuals 
contributing to these efforts.  Have fun with X3D!

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270,  MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA   +1.831.656.2149
X3D graphics, virtual worlds, navy robotics http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman
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