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Re: CSS Localization

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:09:50 +0100
To: Cameron Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <7rm2bapufpm8elnnrh2niqor94a3ue241t@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Cameron Jones wrote:
>The implementation of localization within browsers uses the platform locale
>for any localization of pages. This leaves no potential for configuring
>localization either to enable a locale override or to enable multilingual
>documents to exist.

It would be terribly confusing if some parts of an en-us page would use
en-gb or even de-de formatting without extremely clear indication, so
this sounds rather unlikely to me. As a user I would not even know what
any given browser installation considers my "platform locale" to be. If
I visit a en-us page in a en-us browser set to prefer en-gb content on a
de-de Windows system, it'd be rather unpredictable how to inrerpret any
possibly localised content.
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