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[Bug 10838] Make <u> conforming.

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Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 00:19:39 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com> 2011-01-04 00:19:38 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> As for the original use case, the correct markup would be <i>. From the spec:
>   # The i element represents a span of text ... offset from the normal prose.
> Stylistically offsetting a proper name is an appropriate use of this markup.
> With regards to styling, if necessary it can be subclassed, but since italics
> are not used in Chinese generally,
>   i:lang(zh) { font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline; ]
> should be adequate.

I wish to address specifically to this proposal. This is totally unworkable. If
there are non-CJK text inside the proper name (English letters in foreign
names, for example), the result would be a mix of roman and italic characters,
some underlined and some not. This will be a complete mess and is
orthographically wrong.

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