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Re: Hyphenation (was Re: A suggested tag)

From: Vincent QUINT <Vincent.Quint@imag.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 17:35:32 +0200
Message-Id: <199704171535.RAA12294@lifou.inrialpes.fr>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
cc: Vincent.Quint@inria.fr, Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org, Kenneth Christiansen <kenth@writeme.com>
Dave Raggett wrote:

> The question remains as to how to link to such dictionaries.
> One idea is to use LINK e.g.
>    <LINK REL=hyphenation LANG=en HREF=hyphen.dict>
> Another is to extend CSS with a hyphenation property, e.g.
>    BODY {hyphenation: url(hyphen.dict)}
> But this evades the issue of being able to specify a separate
> dictionary per language for documents containing multiple languages.
> Any suggestions?

I think that neither HTML nor CSS have to convey information about the
hyphenation dictionaries (or algorithms) to be used for each document.
With the LANG attribute you can indicate the language of each part of a
multi-lingual document.  This should be enough for the user agent to decide 
what method or what dictionary it will use.


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