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RE: Language Identifier List up for comments

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 18:43:58 +0000
Message-ID: <T6deec0b234c407b7114a0@dtcseuvig5.dtc.lon.ime.reuters.com>
To: www-international@w3.org, ietf-languages@iana.org

If we're inititially dealing with written material, shouldn't the last 
row of the 2nd table say "Chinese" rather than "Mandarin Chinese"?

If we were dealing with spoken material, would we have a way of 
indicating "Mandarin" as opposed to "Cantonese"?

Misha
 

-----Original Message-----
From: ietf-languages-bounces@alvestrand.no
[mailto:ietf-languages-bounces@alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of A. Vine
Sent: 17 December 2004 18:24
To: www-international@w3.org
Cc: 'IETF Languages'
Subject: Re: Language Identifier List up for comments

Martin,
You are right of course.  The specifics of the rendering belong in the 
style sheet.
But this does bear out that taggers need to think about the likely use 
of the document and tag accordingly.  If the likely use is as a written 
text, then the tag should reflect readability.  If it's more likely to 
go to voice, then the tag should indicate the voice language.  Obviously

it is up to the discretion of the tagger.
Perhaps there could be some mention of this in the language tag list?
Andrea





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