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[activitypub] Issue: 'Actor' and language/direction marked as i18n

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:23:03 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <issues.labeled-180770389-None-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
r12a has just labeled an issue for https://github.com/w3c/activitypub 
as "i18n":

== 'Actor' and language/direction ==
https://w3c.github.io/activitypub/#actor-objects

The 'Actor' object contains several fields that can contain natural 
language text. It would be useful to indicate in the spec how to add 
language and direction information to these. Specifically, name, 
preferredUsername, and summary.

The first two (name and preferredUsername) might be questionable: 
these are opaque Unicode strings that might be considered language 
independent. The summary, though, is more interesting. Language and 
base direction should be documented, even if only to refer to JSON-LD 
mechanisms and/or the bidi text in ActivityStreams 2.0.

Language often makes a presentational difference for strings, even if 
the language information isn't used for other purposes. In particular,
 it is helpful in selecting fonts to avoid the ransom note effect in 
CJK languages.

See https://github.com/w3c/activitypub/issues/126
Received on Wednesday, 5 October 2016 10:23:09 UTC

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