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Re: Problem with LANG keyword

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:20:39 +0200
Message-ID: <001d01c381ff$64c60b10$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: "Reuven Nisser" <rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

Reuven Nisser <rnisser@ofek-liyladenu.org.il>:
>
> However, there are times where the change of language is "known" by the
> character set used in the HTML. For example, English is using Ansi 7 bit
> characters but Hebrew & Arabic occupy the upper 128-255. [...]
> In this case, the text language can be derived for the text itself.

Isn't Hebrew (or Arabic) transcribed with Latin letters still Hebrew (or
Arabic)?

> However, if inside such a text I would like to switch to German, I will
need
> to use "LANG=ge".

The two-letter ISO 639 language code for modern German is "de" (for
"deutsch"). Three-letters is either "deu" or "ger", but HTML mandates the
two-letter version if exists one.
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 14:20:42 GMT

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