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Re: [presentation-api] list of displays: should it address display name, language, etc.?

From: aphillips via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:03:40 +0000
To: public-secondscreen@w3.org
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@tidoust There are a number of issues that _could_ arise, but these 
would depend on implementation details. As long as the spec doesn't 
make normative statements about the presentation of the list, though, 
I'm not sure you need to enumerate what all of the potential problems 
are. Which is why the issue basically asks "should there be something 
here?". I'm not sure that there should be.

The main issues for presentation of individual display names would be 
language and direction metadata. These ought to be provided so that 
font selection/fallback works appropriately (language) and so that 
mixed direction display names are correctly formatted (direction). 
However, if I recall correctly, we've dealt with those in separate 
issues. Lack of local fonts for displaying characters is a problem 
that can arise but not something your spec can really address either: 
it is just a general problem for user agents.

Of the other issues that occur to me, sorting of the list is probably 
the main I18N issue that implementers might trip over. Unicode code 
point order is not a particularly user-friendly sorting, but proper 
collation involve the user's locale expectations. But your spec is 
silent about how the list is presented. I'd suggest leaving well 
enough alone and would suggest you close the issue.

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