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Re: identifying language changes

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:45:45 +0100
Message-ID: <zsz5mOBJbNgIFwv5@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

In message <6.2.5.6.2.20080717162554.03f77770@esat.kuleuven.be>, 
Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be> writes

>Several people provided arguments against marking up language changes 
>for each foreign name and word.
>
>One person said that frequent language changes were judged as annoying 
>or even a hindrance in many tests with blind users (what's wrong now, 
>why is there a pause?).

Surely there are more reasons for marking up language changes than just 
to cater for speech-synthesiser users? What about as an aid to 
spell-checking, search optimisation, and translation?

Who's top say that the next version of whichever user-agent pauses at 
such a change. won't be fixed?

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Andy Mabbett
Received on Friday, 18 July 2008 17:47:40 GMT

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