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Re: [WAI-IG] Serving my page in the right language

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:41:41 +0000
Message-ID: <1079955701.405ed0f50a627@82.195.128.192>
To: Marjolein Katsma <hgnje001@sneakemail.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Quoting Marjolein Katsma <hgnje001@sneakemail.com>:

> >* Users who don't know how to change their preference AND for whom the 
> >default is suboptimal AND who fail to noticed the obvious option can 
> >almost certainly cope with the default language anyway.
> >- Slight negative
> 
> Don't agree - your "almost certainly" assumes an amount of fluency in the 
> default language that is very often not present.
> Where I live, that is not a small minority.

If you have no fluency in the default language then everything except the link
to a lanugage you can read will be gibberish to you. If there is one
comprehensible peice of text on a page then it will stand out from the rest.

-- 
Jon Hanna
<http://www.hackcraft.net/>
"…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt
Received on Monday, 22 March 2004 06:41:48 UTC

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