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Re: [css3-writing-modes] bidi-style resolution of punctuation orientation

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 03:35:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CADJvFOXai+SNBrmgcPGqajeqm8EONPa47CzFTvNSDFmyGqraTA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
2011/7/5 Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>

>
> The algorithm should probably be something like:
> 1- if you have a lang attribute, use that
> 2- otherwise, if you have an Content-Language http header, use that
> 3- otherwise, if you have a <meta http-equiv="content-language" ...> use
>   that
> 4- otherwise, if you have a charset specified in the http headers and that
>   charset is specific to a language (shift-jis, BG, big5, EUC-KR... the
>   list must be explicit), you're in that language
>

The problem is just that this assumption is clearly false, because bilingual
documents exist. In fact Iíd say that itís worse than that, in the sense
that if a site is still using a national charset, then itís likely that even
its English-language pages will be encoded in the national charset.

So this would be a good approximation that probably works a lot of times,
but not all of the time.

5- same as 4, but with a meta tag, rather than an http header
> 6- otherwise, you don't know
>
>

-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
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