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Re: [css3-fonts] font-language-override: substantive comments

From: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 08:57:33 +1000
Message-ID: <CAGJ7U-Vwc2+K2trGT0E8o0Lx+K_D+K72q9hnwg94KnS8kqR-Xg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Sorry my error you are correct it is KRN.

>From memory I think there are quite a few more language system tags

There are unregistered tags like ksw in use, there are proposals to include
tags like ksw.

So issue becomes maybe how browser developers track changes and update
their code?

Might be best to leave it fairly open.


On 30/05/2013 2:47 AM, "John Hudson" <tiro@tiro.com> wrote:
> On 28/05/13 9:46 PM, Andrew Cunningham wrote:
>> A practical example would be the fonts Myanmar Text, a system font on
>> Windows 8 which has a language system "KAR" for the Karen languages ant
>> Padauk and Padaik Book which has a language system for S'gaw Karen 'ksw'.
> According to the OpenType language system tag registry, the correct tag
for Karen languages is 'KRN'. The 'KAR' tag is assigned to the Turkic
Karachay(-Balkar) language. While this may suggest a bug in the Myanmar
Text font, it does raise the question as to whether one should be able to
rely on fonts using standard, registered language system tags.
> JH
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