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Re: Web Notifications I18N Review: [I18N-ISSUE-161, I18N-ISSUE-162]

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:42:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78ga8a1Dm8O-tXfgzjz5w3phqo1uj07-8wRVF=kMQ+1Q4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Norbert Lindenberg <w3@norbertlindenberg.com>
Cc: Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>, Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com>, www-international@w3.org, public-web-notification@w3.org, "Olli.Pettay" <opettay@mozilla.com>
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Norbert Lindenberg
<w3@norbertlindenberg.com> wrote:
> Or can there be senders that just have no information at all about the user's
> preferred languages?

No, the application "knows" the language (assuming it is localized to
begin with). That's always the case on the web, localization is a
server affair. Having said that, the notification can still be in
another language. E.g. when I book a ticket via Flying Blue rather
than KLM the email I get will be in French (god knows why) which
presumably would be partially quoted in the body of a notification.

> Language detection unfortunately is quite unreliable for short strings, so there's
> no equivalent "auto".

I tend to think we should wait and see if people run into actual
problems here. It is quite trivial to add language in the future too.
Is it normal for whenever an application exposes just a string there's
always a language and direction field associated with it? Doug seems
to be saying direction is already missing sometimes. Language is even
more obscure (and often wrong on the web, too).

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