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[Bug 12417] HTML5 is missing attribute for specifying translatability of content

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:20:22 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12417

--- Comment #21 from Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> 2011-07-27 15:20:22 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #20)
> What is happening in Ruby markup cases? Let's say a kanji and hiragana? What
> the translation machine does? Convert the hiragana in romaji?

Please note that proposed attribute just indicates whether content should or
shouldn't be translated. How it is translated is completely out-of-scope for
HTML5 spec and it is up to particular translation software or human translator
to decide.

I can imagine cases where Ruby can be safely translated and completely removed
from document. But I can as well imagine cases where it shouldn't be translated
at all and such case can be easily indicated by putting translatability flag on
the Ruby element.

Jirka

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