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Re: Proposal: Locale Preferences API

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:29:48 -0400
To: Albert Lunde <atlunde@panix.com>
Cc: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, Andrew Cunningham <acunningham@slv.vic.gov.au>, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130726132948.GA10944@mercury.ccil.org>
Albert Lunde scripsit:

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

Language varieties, more precisely.

> 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.

Not ambiguous, but perhaps difficult to read in the same sense that
some fonts are difficult to read.

John Cowan  cowan@ccil.org   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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