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RE: Comment on working draft "Specifying Language in XHTML and HTML Content"

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 22:44:11 +0200
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: CE Whitehead [mailto:cewcathar@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 7:12 PM
> To: rosennej@qsm.co.il; www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Comment on working draft "Specifying Language in 
> XHTML and HTML Content"
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I think Azerbaijani is coded az:
> 
> Type: language
> Subtag: az
> Description: Azerbaijani
> Added: 2005-10-16
> 
> (http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry)

Yes, it does say so, but it seems to be a mistake. I believe we should ask
the people concerned what is their preference. I have submitted the question
to CLDR.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijanis

The French locale has azéri

http://unicode.org/cldr/apps/survey?_=fr&x=languages&skip=80#Unconfirmed

> 
> As for numerals in Arabic, they do run left-to-right
> as they do in English,
> while Arabic text runs right-to-left.
> 
> according to the document below, the numbers do not automatically get 
> displayed properly: 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-css3-text-20030226/#Progression
> .date {writing-mode: lr-tb;}
> <span class="date">1996</span>
> 
> I'll have to let someone else speak more on numerals embedded in non 
> left-to-right scripts.

"Note: Even when the inline-progression is left-to-right or right-to-left,
some or all of the content within a given element might advance in the
opposite direction because of the Unicode [UNICODE] bidirectional algorithm
or because of explicit text advance overrides due to this property or
'direction' and 'unicode-bidi'. "

For numbers, the inversion is implicit.

Jony

> 
> (I'm really still pretty novice, I think.)
> 
> --C. E. Whitehead
> cewcathar@hotmail.com
> >
> >
> >Clause 3.3 Relationships between language, character encoding and 
> >directionality
> >
> >The 4th paragraph is misleading. One might get the 
> impression that bidi
> >tags
> >are required for numbers. I suggest that the second sentence 
> be deleted.
> >
> >"Similarly" in the 5th paragraph is not very clear. Similar to what? 
> >And shouldn't it be "Azeri"?
> >
> >Clause 4.2 Attributes or metadata?
> >
> >I would like to add that often the author is not able to control the 
> >metadata. It is handled by the server, and in any large organization 
> >the bureaucratic obstacles make it too difficult for most authors to 
> >manage, even if they are aware of it, which they may not be.
> >
> >Jony
> >
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