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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-text-3] Hyphenation usages in CJK

From: Koji Ishii via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:08 +0000
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> assuming proper markup like <span lang="en">English inside 
CJK</span>

That is the problem. It makes sense to mark up French words within 
English that way, but doesn't make sense to do so for CJK to me. I'm 
still not able to explain well how French is different from CJK in 
this scenario. At this moment, I think writing systems with following 
characteristics have the same issue:

* English words are used together with native scripts so often that 
people doesn't consider they are not part of the native writing 
system.
* The native scripts don't use hyphenations.

I'm hoping I18N WG can help us to figure out better criteria and 
languages that match to the criteria.

>> For languages that do not hyphenate, but often mix English, 
automatically fallback to English.

> That's one possibility. Or the browser could ship with hyphenation 
dictionary for Japanese which would include a mix of words from 
various languages, mostly english, often found in Japanese texts?

I like the idea to allow such a localized English dictionary, thank 
you.

So is my understanding correct that you prefer `lang="ja"` to 
hyphenate English words, possibly with specialized dictionary, rather 
than having `hyphens-lang` property?

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