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RE: Multi-Language Support

From: Yves Arrouye <yves@realnames.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:34:55 -0700
Message-ID: <7FC3066C236FD511BC5900508BAC86FE1E61F5@trestles.internal.realnames.com>
To: www-international@w3.org
> > It is too bad that one cannot write xml:lang="en-GB;en-AU"
> > for example. That
> > would be very convenient. Is there an equivalent way of
> > having the content only once for multiple languages?
> What about
>  <item>
>   <catid>C-2353J</catid>
>    <desc xml:lang="en">This great summer tyre</desc>
>    <desc xml:lang="en-US">This great summer tire</desc>
>  </item>
> Not exactly the form you described, but seems to do what you want.

As I said, this can be done but shows the document generator's bias towards
on form of English versus the other. I believe for example that Canadians
write "tire" and would get "tyre" here (as a Canadian, you can infirm this
pretty easily).

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