The Adobe Web Platform team is quite multilingual – we have native speakers of Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian and Tamil included in the team. So we find it particularly taxing for everyone to have to code entirely in English. We have a new proposal for the CSS Working Group that is a small step towards addressing this annoyance.
CSS Localization allows you to code in CSS in your native language. A new
@⚐ rule (needing no localization itself) sets the language used for selectors, declarations, and values so that you never have to refer to an
body element or a
border property by their English names again.
Here’s an example of the new
@⚐ rule with some localized CSS:
bord: solide noir 1px;
Hopefully, the rest of the web platform stack will follow suit with localization strategies of their own. We are looking forward to advancing this new idea through the standards process. Please take a look at our unofficial draft specification!