Microsoft Document Interoperability Initiative Korea Workshop on Translation Tools
Representatives from KANOi, Wooam, ECO, and Tomotec discussed interoperability between DAISY, an XML-based document format for accessibility, and Open XML. Participants tested demonstrations of how ODF translation tools currently available through SourceForge.net can be used in both centralized and distributed workflows. The team at Tomotec has launched an open source project working with the beta Open XML to DAISY translator for their DAISY reader product, and has committed to helping test future versions and actively participating in a Source Forge project that demonstrates how ODF translation tools can be used in both centralized and distributed workflows. Feedback from this event also led Microsoft to develop PowerTools PowerShell commands for Open XML to enable IT administrators to perform document management tasks; more information can be found at http://www.codeplex.com/PowerTools.