Globalization team members to share their knowledge in upcoming conferences

This article was originally written in English.  Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

 

This October will be a busy month for some Adobe Globalization team members, as they gear up to provide none less than six presentations across various conferences taking place that month in the U.S.

Below you will find brief descriptions, and links to the official conference sites. If you plan on attending these, make sure you check these presentations out.

Adobe MAX 2010 (Oct 23-27 in Los Angeles)

Developing World-Ready Applications (Craig Rublee, Senior Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Wed Oct 27th, 9:30-10:30am

“Learn how to use the Flex SDK to create world-ready applications. We’ll discuss in detail the functionality provided by Flex and the flash.text.engine, flashx.textLayout, and flash.globalization packages. This will include discussions of detecting the default for the UI language, UI mirroring, complex script, vertical writing support, and language- and region-specific formatting of dates, times, numbers, and currencies. We’ll also touch on globalization features targeted for the next version of Flex.”

Internationalization Techniques for the Flash Platform (David Deraedt, Web consultant, Adobe France) - Wed Oct 27th, 3:30-4:30pm

“Learn how to use the Flex SDK to create world-ready applications. We’ll discuss in detail the functionality provided by Flex and the flash.text.engine, flashx.textLayout, and flash.globalization packages. This will include discussions of detecting the default for the UI language, UI mirroring, complex script, vertical writing support, and language- and region-specific formatting of dates, times, numbers, and currencies. We’ll also touch on globalization features targeted for the next version of Flex.”

Internationalization & Unicode Conference 34 (Oct 18-20 Santa Clara, California)

Developing World Ready Applications for Smart Devices (Craig Rublee, Senior Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Monday, Oct 18 3:45-5:45

“This tutorial will show how to use the Adobe® Flash® Platform tools and technologies to create a world ready application that can run in the browser or as a stand-alone application on mobile devices and desktop platforms that support the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and Adobe AIR®. During the tutorial, participants will create a sample application that illustrates how to externalize strings and other resources into separate localizable files and make use of ActionScript® to perform language sensitive string comparison and locale specific date, time, and number formatting. The session will also include topics on auto-layout of UI elements, UI mirroring, font selection, and support for vertical writing and complex scripts.”



The Power of “Plain Text” & the Importance of Meaningful Content - Ken Lunde (Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe U.S.) - Tuesday Oct 19, 10:30-11:20

“Unicode has accomplished what no other character set or encoding can claim, in that it has been extraordinarily successful in accomplishing many of its goals, and it continues to develop to rise to new challenges. Regardless of how text is stylized using various applications or markup languages, the ability to search, copy, paste, import, and export is crucial for using and repurposing documents and their text. In other words, embracing Unicode’s representation of “plain text” will ensure user-friendly digital data throughout a document’s workflow and lifetime.

This presentation will cover the basics of “plain text” and its importance in providing meaningful content, and will explore some recent developments in Unicode that allow otherwise unencodable characters, such as variant forms of CJK Unified Ideographs, to be reliably represented in a “plain text” paradigm through the use of the Ideographic Variation Database (IVD). Examples from other scripts will also be provided. Various “plain text” pitfalls and bad-practices that undermine Unicode’s success, such as PUA usage, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, and code point poaching, will be touched upon. Finally, emerging environments that thrive on “plain text” data, such as mobile, will be discussed.”

New Internationalization Functionality in the Adobe Flash Platform (Mihai Nita, Globalization Architect, Adobe U.S.) - Tuesday, Oct 18   1:30-2:20

“This presentation will cover the ActionScript classes in the new flash.globalization package. These classes allow for locale-sensitive number/currency/date/time formatting, sorting and case conversion using the operating system services. We will demonstrate most of the functionality of the classes, and discuss implementation, with pros and cons, results, trade-offs, issues, and some of the surprises we encountered. We will also touch on globalization functionality in Flex SDK version 4, UI mirroring, and the Flash text engine.”

Localization World Conference – Seattle, Oct 6-8, 2010

Community Translation: A First-hand Experience (Janice Campbell, Senior Program Manager, Adobe U.S.) and Willem Stoeller (Lingotek) - Friday, October 8, 2010: 10:45-11:30
“This presentation will discuss the applicability of community translation, issues related to community translation and how to manage community translation. The focus will be on real-life experience, Adobe’s community translation efforts in China and Latin America using the Lingotek platform.”

One Response to Globalization team members to share their knowledge in upcoming conferences

  1. I will be presenting the open-source localization framework for Flex and Flash called “BabelFx” at the the Rich Web Experience conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fl on Nov 30, 2010.

    The session is titled Building Multi-language Flex RIAs.

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