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SVG12: glyph language matching vs xml:lang

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 21:53:14 +0100
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <npaqt11urivob7n5tbm2hl544skljkqjq1@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-SVGMobile12-20051207/fonts.html defines
the lang attribute as

  The attribute value is a comma-separated list of language tags as
  defined in IETF Best Current Practice 47 [BCP 47]. The glyph can be
  used if the xml:lang attribute exactly matches one of the languages
  given in the value of this parameter, or if the xml:lang attribute
  exactly equals a prefix of one of the languages given in the value of
  this parameter such that the first tag character following the prefix
  is "-". If the attribute is not specified, then the glyph can be used
  in all languages.

The reference to the xml:lang attribute is inappropriate here as the
language of the text for which the SVG font might be used might use
some other mechanism to identify the language, e.g. HTML uses a lang
attribute; please change the draft such that it makes no assumptions
about how language information is specified in formats that make use
of SVG fonts.

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