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Re: <q>

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:23:29 +0100
Message-ID: <49089C11.1070306@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Sam Kuper wrote:

> This sounds essentially reasonable to me. How about having HTML 5 
> specify the default CSS quotes property for every language in RFC 3066 
> (or, alternatively, should another RFC (or suchlike) be started for the 
> purpose of specifying these), so that HTML 5 can reference it)?

This seems to me a Labour of Hercules, and also A Bad Thing. Even a
Very Bad Thing.

In french, this is defined - and well defined trust me on that please -
in the famous "Lexique des règles typographiques en usage à l'Imprimerie 
Nationale", ISBN 2743304820 [1].

Why would I need a computer-related spec to define what has been living
in the print world for ages? It's not HTML's task to do that, IMHO.
It's our national standard body's duty that_already_ has specs for
printed material to include the unicodes for the chars they're listing,


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