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Re: [presentation-api] Possibility for a character to be interpreted differently depending on locale

From: François Daoust via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:52:40 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-155425091-1447163555-sysbot+gh@w3.org>

OK, now I see what you meant, many thanks for the concrete examples! I
 pointed out the issue to @r12a who created an issue for the 
Internationalization Working Group, which should eventually get back 
to us:


The two examples are different. My understanding is that things work 
"as planned" for the first set of characters, meaning that they are 
indeed rendered slightly differently depending on the underlying 
language context.

The backslash character is definitely a weird example. I suppose that 
there is some sort of legacy involved, as one would expect the 
character to be rendered as a backslash no matter what. FWIW, on my 
computer, MS Edge renders it properly as a backslash character in all 
three cases, while Chrome renders it as a backslash for the default 
and Japanese language and as a Won sign for the Korean language.

Anyway, these examples provide good additional rationale to recommend 
that the receiving browsing context uses the locale of the requesting 
side when possible, as discussed during the F2F. 

GitHub Notif of comment by tidoust
Received on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:52:42 UTC

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