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Re: [webvtt] no provision for indicating overall content language(s) [I18N-ISSUE-420]

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:02:13 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kc6gkfpBzp5Ak3C7=N1UVYDUwHvBXicA+HMtj_kXWEAQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
Cc: "public-tt@w3.org" <public-tt@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Registered in https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28255 for
feedback by TextTracks CG.

Best Regards,
Silvia.

On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com> wrote:
> https://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/420
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/webvtt1
>
> We didn't find a means for indicating the natural language of the content as a whole. There is a cue language span, for spanning runs of text, but no way to indicate the language of the file as a whole (that is, the language outside a spanned section).
>
> Lack of language tags means that language-specific processing, such as language-specific font selection, may not be available for the text, leading to substandard presentation.
>
> ---
>
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
> Chair (W3C I18N WG)
>
> Internationalization is not a feature.
> It is an architecture.
>
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