[uf-discuss] language-translation advantages of microformats

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jun 10 13:08:42 PDT 2007

One of the potential use-cases for several microformats is to indicate
text which should not be translated into other languages, such as:

  #     Proper names of people, organisations, places, bands, etc.

  #     Honorific titles

  #     Postal addresses

  #     the scientific names of living things

I've set up a page to document this, with some examples:


We might even consider a separate microformat for other text which
should not be translated, such as "teacher, teacher" in:

        The Great Tit, Parus major, has a song that sounds like
        "teacher, teacher"

(or maybe that should just be a style, or element, in HTML5).

Andy Mabbett
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