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Re: ?: Unicode Web pages

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 23:19:17 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9702072319.ZM12923@grommit.inria.fr>
To: Chris Pratley <chrispr@MICROSOFT.com>, "'www-international@w3.org '" <www-international@w3.org>, "'unicode@unicode.org '" <unicode@unicode.org>
On Feb 7,  1:09pm, Chris Pratley wrote:

> One other thing that Word does not do is determine of some text is
> Traditional or Simplified Chinese, or Japanese. These are unified ranges,
> so without a font tag, it cannot pick a font that is appropriate for that
> text.

A font tag is inappropriate for this. If I set font "foo" on some text, and you
don't have a font called foo, well that doesn't help much.

A lang tag, or attribute, is what is required to disambiguate the
presentation of unified characters.

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