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Re: Microsoft's Upper Case Language Tags

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@vanderpoel.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 11:35:54 -0800
Message-ID: <638fb7f40611041135y60ddd340q2acd65ae0222fb47@mail.gmail.com>
To: "CE Whitehead" <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org

Language tags are case-insensitive:

ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4646.txt

EN and en should be treated the same way. Which Microsoft software are
you referring to? Front Page? Word?

Erik

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 but
> this is still beyond me ) created using Microsoft are always upper case (the
> language code, as well as the region code are both upper case; the language
> 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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