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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-content] Quote character choice must depend on surrounding language, not language of the quotation (#5478)

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:02:54 +0000
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Just wondering about the status of this.  It doesn't seem that any edits have yet been made, afaict.  It seems to me that something along these lines may be useful.

[1]
>  A typographically appropriate used value for quotes is automatically chosen by the UA based on the content language of the element and/or its parent. 

Replace with something like:

A typographically appropriate value for quotes is automatically chosen by the UA based on the content language of the q element's parent. Nested q elements use the same content language for values as the first element.

[2]
> Note: If a quotation is in a different language than the surrounding text, it is customary to quote the text with the quote marks of the language of the surrounding text, not the language of the quotation itself.

-->

Note: If a quotation is in a different language than the surrounding text, it is customary to quote the text with the quote marks of the language of the surrounding text, not the language of the quotation itself. Nested quotations continue to use quote marks for the same language as the top-most quotation.

[3] 
>      Il disait: « Il faut mettre l’action en ‹ fast forward ›. » 

The quote marks around fast forward seem a little ambiguous to me wrt whether they surround a quotation (as opposed to a foreign term). But it also misses the chance to show French quotes on the outside, too.  Maybe you have a reason for choosing that example, or maybe it's better to use the following (or both?).

Mais Lucy répondit: «Give George my love and tell him, ‹Muddle›».


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