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Re: [mediacapture-main] 'label' needs direction and language metadata (#665)

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:51:40 +0000
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here is the analysis we had made back then ([May 26 2015 teleconf](https://www.w3.org/2015/05/26-mediacap-minutes.html#item07)):
> This issue is thorny. The identifiers returned as "label" in present implementations are mainly from underlying drivers, and it seems impossible for an UA to reliably provide translations of these labels. A simple fallback seems like it's needed.
> Since the mediaDevices.enumerateDevices call is only defined on Navigator, we ask whether it's possible to state that the @lang attribute is window.navigator.language, and whether it's appropriate to determine @dir via the same method

here is the conclusion we had come to:
> The Working Group feels the topic of localizing human readable strings in JavaScript needs to be solved at the platform level rather than in this particular specification.

I understand there were also unsuccessful attempts to get more precise guidance from the I18N WG.

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