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Re: [CSS Flexbox] English should be given as an example (editorial) [I18N-ISSUE-389]

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:16:14 -0500
Message-ID: <54BDBA6E.2080905@inkedblade.net>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>, "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
On 11/05/2014 02:46 PM, Phillips, Addison wrote:
> Hello CSS WG,
> Here is my last comment on CSS Flexbox. Thanks.
> Raised by:
>      Addison Phillips
> Opened on:
>      2014-11-05
> Description:
>      Section 5.3
>      http://www.w3.org/TR/css-flexbox-1/#flex-flow-property
>      Example 5 reads, in part, "Some examples of valid flows in an
>      English (left-to-right, horizontal writing mode) document:".
>      This is good, but slightly misleadingly phrased. Perhaps "Some
>      examples of valid flows in a left-to-right, horizontal writing
>      mode document (such as found in the English language):"

Hi Addison,
While I'm not adamant about the position, I do tend to prefer examples
to be more concrete than abstract, since I think that helps readers
relate more closely to what's happening. This is why the writing mode
is listed in a parenthetical rather than the other way around.

I don't object to changing if i18n feels that is less helpful than
the other way around, though.

Let me know what you think~

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