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Re: Web Browser Preferences and Internationalisation/Accessibility

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:10:01 -0800
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <FE26E932-EBC1-4E0D-A43F-750812CBBEE6@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Nov 19, 2009, at 6:01 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Safari, as told, only report one language as the preferred language.  
> My
> small mother language have 3 language codes: nn, nb, no. As a
> consequence of Webkit's behavior, if I have set 'nn' as my preferred
> language (which I have), then the page may fall back to English or
> Chinese simply because Webkit doesn't link "nb" and "no" to "nn".
> If Safari would start to send an accept header that optionally reports
> more than one language, then, as result, the user may get a film with
> English audio (because he has English as the least preferred language)
> with Norwegian subtitling (because he has Norwegian as his most
> preferred language).

We're considering changing our Accept-Language header. Originally, we  
sent all the languages from System Preferences in user preference  
order, but this caused some sites to malfunction (due to the header  
value getting too long, I believe).  However, one does seem like too  

Still, I think it is unlikely we'll have the ability to set something  
other than the UI language as the primary language for Web content.

Received on Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:10:37 UTC

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