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Re: Proposal: Locale Preferences API

From: Albert Lunde <atlunde@panix.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:22:03 -0500
Message-ID: <51F277FB.6070509@panix.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
CC: Andrew Cunningham <acunningham@slv.vic.gov.au>, www-international@w3.org
On 7/26/2013 7:49 AM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Agreed. For better of for worst, most developers do think about this in
> terms of "languages". Even BCP47 is misnamed in this sense, in that it's
> called "Tags for Identifying Languages".

In the context of HTML and HTTP the BCP47 tags really do identify languages.

For the purpose of HTML, Unicode for CJK characters is ambiguous without 
language identification. This was discussed in the era of the HTML 2.0 spec.

Maybe you could say they refer to "writing systems", they aren't 
full-blown locales.
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