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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-ruby] Incorrect language tags in the source file? (#3292)

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:44:15 +0000
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I think this is one of the scenarios where language tagging is not clear-cut, and very much falls back on the question: "What effect are you hoping to achieve by tagging for language?" (Or, actually, here perhaps what effect do you not want to produce?) Here's my 2p:

If you label these terms as described above you'll find that the browser applies different CJK fonts to the text unless overridden by styling (not the case here), which to me looks quite odd because they aren't usually written that way in the native language either.  For myself, i see these as technical terms used in English that happen to be derived from CJK terms.  I wouldn't put any language tag on them, because:
a. i don't know what that would achieve, 
b. actually it can be detrimental in terms of styling

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