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Re: [webvtt] 4.3.2 very few character escapes [I18N-ISSUE-430]

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:16:39 +1100
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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>
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:33 AM, Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com> wrote:
> I18N comment: https://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/430
> 4.3.2 WebVTT cue text
> http://www.w3.org/TR/webvtt1/#dfn-webvtt-cue-amp-escape
> There are escape sequences defined for six Unicode characters (&, <, >, LRM, RLM, and NBSP), but not a general purpose escape mechanism for characters. It's generally recommended that character escapes be provided so that difficult to enter or edit sequences can be introduced using a plain text editor. E.g. something like HTML's &#x123AB; syntax.
> Escape sequences are particularly useful for invisible or ambiguous Unicode characters, including zero-width spaces, soft-hyphens, various bidi controls, mongolian vowel separators, etc.
> For advice on use of escapes in markup, but that is mostly generalisable to other formats, see http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-escapes
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