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Re: [css3-text] Better wording than "known to be language X" (was line-break questions/comments

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:18:26 -0700
Cc: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, "public-i18n-cjk@w3.org" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, "ML public-i18n-core (public-i18n-core@w3.org)" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-id: <6ACC46EF-3435-4A28-861B-54F16C61520D@apple.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
One problem is the verb 'known' which implies some knowledge on the part of some reader, i.e. the verb identifies an agent outside the scope of the specification.  Perhaps it would be better to use a verb that talks about what the reader is told, rather than what they deduce or conclude?  

"identified as language [x]"
"identified by the rules of the enclosing context as being in language [x]" (a bit wordy)
"labeled as language [x]" (though some identification is not via 'labelling')

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 16:19:13 UTC

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