Re: Quotes in German

Frank Wegmann (
Fri, 12 Jul 96 13:01 WET DST

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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 13:01 WET DST
From: (Frank Wegmann)
Subject: Re: Quotes in German

> > Would there be a problem if the Browser displayed &quote; 
> > using the german glyphs if it was a german browser and 
> >  " if it was an english browser?
> This would prevent quoted german text from being displayed
> correctly in a non-german browser, and naturally vice versa:
> I'd get english text with german quotes when using a german
> browser. Why not using the lang attribute of Cougar's BDO
> element to indicate the language. Then you could go along
> with the <q> tag that you mentioned:
> >  <p> she said <q>Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side </q>
> and use the appropriate glyphs for begin and end of quote.
> Unfortunately, I don't know if this fits in the current model
> of HTML, though.

I'm sorry; didn't see that it has already been addressed in the
IETF draft for HTML i18n from May 27, 1996 [1].