W3C translation search tool

Reading specifications isn’t always at the top of everyone’s to-do list but if you’re working on the web and need to pinpoint the exact usage of HTML or CSS quite often you find yourself buried in a spec trying to figure something out.

This is all well and good if your native language is English but can become a quagmire of tech talk and mumbo jumbo if not. Thankfully, as Richard Ishida lead of the Internationalisation Group pointed out to me today, those nice chaps at W3C have a fair amount of their work already translated and available for you to search using their nifty little  translation search tool.

It may not look pretty but it lets you search by language, topic, translator and translation dates. Here you’ll find lots of resources covering internationalisation, accessibility, tutorials and much more.