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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 19:57:52 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F15B9B6BBCA95DF1D2EC998B34B0@phx.gbl>
To: addison@yahoo-inc.com, ntounsi@emi.ac.ma
Cc: kent.karlsson14@comhem.se, www-international@w3.org

Thanks Najib and Addison for your information;

as near as I can tell the problem is I have Western European Windows

& also the notepad here (U.S.) is set only for Western European Windows

& some of the Unicode characters are not Western European Windows 
characters.

Thus I cannot put non-Western European Windows characters in my notepad 
edited comments.

(So I guess people that put characters into their comments are relying on 
people's having other editors--besides notepad.)

Of course, if you can grab the character codes somehow
my browser displays them properly (so far) regardless of language encoding & 
notepad of course can handle the numeric codes.

(I should try a few really odd character encodings before saying that for 
sure, however, as I've just been working with Cyrillic and finally Thai [I 
have to get most Asian fonts somewhere other than the library computer!].)

( language codes are thus only used for text-to-speech??)

In Dr. Ishida's Best Practice 4
(http://www.w3.org/International/geo/html-tech/tech-lang.html#ri20030112.213804197),
Example 10, displays like this in my browser:

<p>The title in Chinese is <span lang="zh-Hans" 
xml:lang="zh-Hans">&#20013;&#22269;&#31185;&#23398;&#38498;&#25991;&#29486;&#24773;&#25253;&#20013;&#24515;</span>.</p>


(I'm going to try one more browser though.)

So I would say only the numeric codes are safe & these--to me--are not 
suitable for comments in the source;
so I still think comments should be in a Latin alphabet without accents or 
anything
(that's just a personal view).

Best,

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

>
> > In general, "?" means: I know the character code, but don't have the
> > font to display it,
> > and "the little rectangle" means: I don't recognize that character code.
>
>Not quite. In general the "?" means that a conversion was done and the 
>target character encoding didn't include the character, such as when 
>converting Japanese ideographs encoded as Shift-JIS to ISO 8859-1 (although 
>some browsers also display question marks when the character code is 
>unknown). The little rectangle means "I know the character, but don't have 
>a font".
>
>Addison
>
>--
>Addison Phillips
>Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
>
>Internationalization is an architecture.
>It is not a feature.
>

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