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[ESW Wiki] Update of "its0503ReqLangLocale" by ChristianLieske

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Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:13:14 -0000
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  Identifying languages (such as French and Spanish) and locales (such as Canadian French and Ecuadorian Spanish) is very important in rendering and processing document text and content properly since they provide specifications of language-dependent properties, such as hyphenation, text wrapping rules, color usage, fonts, spell checking quotation marks and other punctuation, etc. 
  
- In order to simplify parsing process by documentation and localization tools, there should be declaration of a primary language/locale that is applied to the whole document as well as externalized content. This should be done as a document-level property. Meanwhile, as a document may contain content with multiple languages/locales, subsets of the document needs a language/locale attribute. Such a local language/locale specification should be declared against an element or a span.  
+ In order to simplify parsing process by documentation and localization tools, there should be declaration of a primary language/locale that is applied to the whole document as well as externalized content. This should be done as a document-level property. Meanwhile, as a document may contain content with multiple languages/locales, 
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+ '''[CL] Shouldn't we already here advice against truly multilingual documents? '''
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+ subsets of the document needs a language/locale attribute. Such a local language/locale specification should be declared against an element or a span.  
  
  == Notes ==
  Currently there are several different standards for language/locale specifications, such as RFC 1766 [http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1766.txt] and RFC3066 [http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3066.txt]. XML 1.0 prescribes a langauge identification attribute "xml:lang" [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-lang-tag]/[http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-3e-errata]. ITS should carefully review these existing industry standards and clearly define what is a language/locale and its purpose in order to successfully meet this requirement.
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