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Re: [presentation-api] Possibility for a character to be interpreted differently depending on locale

From: Takeshi Kanai via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:02:07 +0000
To: public-secondscreen@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-155362449-1447146126-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Thank you for raising the issue here, but I'm afraid that the point is
 slightly different. Please take a look at the gist [1]. As you can 
see in the picture, each Unicode code point are rendered differently 
depending on each language setting.  As I opened the HTML page in my 
Japanese PC, the cells in skyblue shows the same letters with the 
result of lang="ja" case, but it might be rendered differently in your
 environment. Please try it out. 

Most of modern browsers pick up appropriate fonts to render text 
depending on lang setting. To show Japanese text, or DOM nodes with 
lang="ja" setting, modern browsers pick appropriate/preferred Japanese
 font from the local system, for example.  As a result of the process,
 paragraphs with no lang settings, which are common, would be rendered
 differently in each UA with its default fall back font.
Then my concern is that the text on my browser would be rendered 
differently on the second screen as another language text. I don't 
care about any design gaps including serif /sans-serif design gaps, as
 long as the second screen shows the same language with the first 
What I would like to make sure is that the index.html in [1] would be 
rendered with Japanese glyph, like as the PNG image in [1] on the 
second screen which is owned by my friend in China/Korea/Taiwan.

[1] https://gist.github.com/tkanai/c9d64283ae14ecc5250f

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