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Re: Web browsers and the new language code for Hebrew

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 18:40:05 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9702101840.ZM7613@grommit.inria.fr>
To: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman), misha.wolf@reuters.com (Misha Wolf), www-international@w3.org
Cc: unicode@unicode.org
On Feb 10,  6:24pm, Koen Holtman wrote:

> Misha Wolf:
> >What I want to raise is a very particular problem: Two of the browsers that
> >handle Hebrew (maybe this should read "The two browsers that handle
> >Hebrew"), recognise the old language code ("iw") but not the new one ("he").
> Why do these browsers need a language code at all?  Can't they just rely on
> the charset value?

Only if there is (and has ever been) only one language which uses the
Hebrew script. I suspect this is not the case.

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