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Re: How to language tag language tags?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:32:41 +0100
To: Gunnar Bittersmann <gunnar@bittersmann.de>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120106123241411821.dc37a307@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Gunnar Bittersmann, Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:03:42 +0100:
> Leif Halvard Silli scripsit:
>>>> then I would tag the entire registry with lang="en" (<html lang="en">),
>>> 
>>> That’s fine because the keywords (“Type”, “Subtag”, “Description
>>> ”, “Added”) and some values (“language”, language description)
>>> are in English. Non-English descriptions should be tagged as such.
>> 
>> So I thought to. But to to the degree that it is aimed at machine
>> consumption, it could make sense to choose 'zxx' instead, perhaps.
> 
> Is it? I frequently look up at 
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry (with deep 
> apologies to Richard for not using his tool 
> http://rishida.net/utils/subtags/index.php ;-))
> 
> So might a user whose screenreader might use the information that 
> keywords and values are in English.

Most computer languages are in English ... The best they could do for a 
plain text document, would be to send a Content-Language: en; HTTP 
header ...
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Leif Halvard Silli
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