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[Bug 10661] use an ISO 639-2 specified language for HTML5 documents

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Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:42:55 +0000
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--- Comment #4 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2010-09-21 14:42:55 ---
Let's try that again with proper line breaks:
(In reply to comment #2)
> is essential for proper processing of the natural language contained in the
> document -- screen reader users,

Is this a practical problem? That is, are there screen readers in use that
don't properly ignore language subtags they don't know about. If there are,
have you filed bugs against those screen readers about implementing RFC 5646

(FWIW, I think using private use language subtags in public is questionable,
but if software fails to ignore unrecognized subtags and fails to pay attention
to the standard subtags (en and US), that's a bigger problem that needs to go
in the appropriate bug databases.)

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