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[Bug 10807] i18n comment 1 : new attribute: ubi

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--- Comment #19 from Aharon Lanin <aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com> 2010-10-19 12:10:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #17)
> Is it the case that all these cases should also have a language specified? All
> the examples so far seem to be english text mixed in with hebrew; would it be
> correct to say that they should all be marked up with lang="" attributes?

Most, but not all. Phone numbers, urls, file sizes, etc. usually need isolation
in an RTL document, but are not in any particular language.

> If so, can we just make all elements with lang="" attributes have
> unicode-bidi:isolate? Or are there examples of where setting the language
> doesn't change (and you do know the language doesn't change, it's not just that
> you don't know the language) but you still want this isolation behaviour?

I would hate to make it dependent on the lang attribute, for the reason given
above, but also because the exact language of the data is very rarely known.
Also, it is possible that adding isolation by default would break existing
documents. This is also the argument against doing isolation by default any
time the dir attribute is set.

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