[WCAG2 TECHS] i18n comment: Commonness of ruby

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 19
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0606-wcag2-techniques/
Editorial/substantive: E
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
H62, Desc

"Ruby annotation is unnecessary in languages such as Hebrew, where Unicode fonts can include diacritical marks that convey pronunciation. It is also unnecessary in English and European languages."

Note that Ruby provides for annotations that can equally well be used in non-Asian text. We suggest "Ruby annotation is uncommon in languages such as ".

(Note that the term Ruby derives from *English* typesetting practise.) (Note also that you actually include an example of Ruby used with English a little further down the page.)

Received on Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:53:54 UTC