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Re: [css-text][css-conditional] language specific support for hyphenation and justification

From: Andrew Cunningham <lang.support@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:19:57 +1000
Message-ID: <CAGJ7U-VEqtyYiTJk_s-WFTUQjJhp9MG=tAdWZhSd0Wo1Tc8O0A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>, wwwintl <www-international@w3.org>
On 16 Jun 2015 10:25 pm, "Florian Rivoal" <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:

> Problem 2 can be handled by authors using :lang() selectors, so it is
less of an issue. However, for stylesheets meant to be used over an open
ended set of languages, being exhaustive is really tedious, and authors are
unlikely to have the linguistic knowledge to do this properly.

I would argue that if you are developing a stylesheet to be used over an
open ended set of languages, there is no point using hyphenation. Such
stylesheets will be suboptimal for many languages and will most likely fail
for some languages.

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