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

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:54:25 +0800
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+eaZSoSqWUS8JFJ+qNzypduGNywU5qoYFTOq5-8ZXt6kw@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, 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>
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>wrote:

> On 08/28/2012 09:18 AM, David Singer wrote:
>> 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')
> Thanks for the suggestions. :) I just went with "content language is X",
> which avoids the word "known" and just relies on the definition of
> "content language" (which references the appropriate rules).

That works for me. Make sure to link "content language" to its definition.
Received on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 02:55:15 UTC

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