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I18N-ISSUE-6: Localization mechanism too restricted [WOFF]

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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:03:46 +0000
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I18N-ISSUE-6: Localization mechanism too restricted [WOFF]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/6

Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: WOFF

6.2.1 Extended Metadata Block
http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/#Metadata

WG Reviewed: Yes

A Japanese font vendor would probably want a Japanese audience to see its name in kanji, but present a Latin transcription to non-Japanese viewers.  To enable this, the localised version access mechanism (ie. use of the text element) should also apply to the content of the vendor element. 

Likewise, a Tamil font designer would probably want their name in the credit element to be available in either Tamil or Latin scripts.

I'm therefore proposing that you extend the localization selection mechanism to vendor, credit and licensee elements (which would also reinforce the comment that proposes that the content of these elements be element content rather than attribute values).

I am assuming that this would not apply to the uniqueid element, by definition (even though it would be possible for markup authors to use non-ASCII text in the id itself).
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