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RE: [Ltru] Re: "mis" update review request (from ietf-languages)

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:14:58 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F3665B6B3E6D3E9CACFB4B6B34B0@phx.gbl>
To: kent.karlsson14@comhem.se, www-international@w3.org

I decided to test some comments (I just pulled the Russian characters from a 
translation of a W3C document, I think they mean the previous version or 
something; in any case they did not display in my browser here or in Word 
[they are replaced by ? ; Chinese characters are replaced by little 
rectangles):

<html lang="fr">
<head>
</head>
<body>
<code>
//  &#1055;&#1086;&#1089;&#1083;&#1077;&#1076;&#1085;&#1103;&#1103; 
&#1074;&#1077;&#1088;&#1089;&#1080;&#1103;:
</code>
</body>
</html>

<html lang="fr">
<head>
</head>
<body>
<code lang="zxx">
// &#1055;&#1086;&#1089;&#1083;&#1077;&#1076;&#1085;&#1103;&#1103; 
&#1074;&#1077;&#1088;&#1089;&#1080;&#1103;:
</code>
</body>
</html>

or the same code again but with the <code lang="zxx"> section
surrounded by a tag <p lang="ru"></p>

did not display properly in my browser; not even with <code lang="ru">

nor in Word with language preferences set to Russian.

On the other hand, I'm not having a problem with the French characters here 
with any language settings, so maybe having comments with accents in French 
is an option perhaps!

Depends on the browsers and editors other people are using though.

Oh well.  There may be no proper way to encode such comments.

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com

>CE Whitehead wrote:
>
> > (French works o.k. though in comments; you just leave off the accents;
> > so you can have French or any Latin character set languages
> > in the code part of a document)
>
>Nit: Why do you leave off the accents? Comments are skipped in
>their entirety (whatever the encoding). I have source code
>with comments with all sorts of characters in them (most often
>encoded in UTF-8), except something that terminates the comment
>of course (linefeed or whatever). So far, none of the compilers
>I regularly use in recent years has complained about that. String/
>character literals and identifiers are unfortunately still another
>matter.
>
>	/k
>
>

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