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Re: Microsoft's Upper Case Language Tags

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 16:40:43 -0500
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To: erik@vanderpoel.org
Cc: www-international@w3.org

Hi, thanks, I've been corrected.
Word is the software of course; where I am we do not have Front Page; wish 
we did; but it probably would handle the capitalization the same way I bet; 
have not looked at it in a while.

>From: "Erik van der Poel" <erik@vanderpoel.org>
>To: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
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>Subject: Re: Microsoft's Upper Case Language Tags
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>Language tags are case-insensitive:
>EN and en should be treated the same way. Which Microsoft software are
>you referring to? Front Page? Word?
>On 11/4/06, CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>This is an incredibly stupid question, don't know if I can get an answer;
>>but Microsoft's language tags that it inserts in html code (the tags
>>Microsoft inserts in the body section of an html document; not in the
>>headers where my version of Microsoft is inserting numbers; I'm not sure
>>what is going on with the numeric codes since these header tags seem to be
>>set for both cases where ansi or bidi is the standard used for the font 
>>this is still beyond me ) created using Microsoft are always upper case 
>>language code, as well as the region code are both upper case; the 
>>code is all upper case):
>>body lang=EN-US
>>whereas your recommendations are currently to use lower case for the
>>language itself; upper case for the country:
>>HTML lang="en-US"
>>or DIV lang="en-US"
>>This is easily fixed, but will Microsoft's upper case language tags ever
>>cause any problems?
>>Why does Microsoft not lower case its tags?  Is there any reason?
>>Thanks for any indulgence in explaining this.
>>--C. E. Whitehead
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