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Re: Proposal: Locale Preferences API

From: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:40:02 +1000
Message-ID: <CAGJ7U-V6GiB4Z7PXvZu=MoQHtSEopH6dQLCpVtmoK8Om8gXaig@mail.gmail.com>
To: cowan@mercury.ccil.org
Cc: acunningham@slv.vic.gov.au, www-international@w3.org, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Hi John,

On 28/07/2013 4:53 PM, "John Cowan" <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Andrew Cunningham scripsit:
> > Some languages use more that on script which would need to be
> > if the language entry in IANA registry doesn't have a suppress-script
> > (which interestingly is how windows8 has started to implement languages
> > don't you love undocumented features)
> Scripts never *have* to be identified; that's a matter of what's
> to a given situation.  For bibliographic purposes you want them to be,
> so you don't send (say) a book in the Arabic script to someone who can't
> read the Arabic script.  We added Suppress-Script: only where we were 100%
> sure that it belonged, and sometimes we omitted it even when we were sure.

I am aware of that ... but in the above context I was discussing aspects of
Windows 8, rather than BCP47 explicitly ...

> --
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