Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Oct 6 03:10:21 EDT 2005
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Wing <ben at xemacs.org> writes:
Ben> we *don't* simply want to use some "charset" tag, because
Ben> then we make artificial distinctions between iso-2022-jp,
Ben> shift-jis and euc-jp, for example.
We'll have to see if charset -> language heuristic mapping is
sufficient, but if users/standards force charset -> font mapping on
us, so be it.
Ben> unicode also has the possibility of embedding a language tag
Ben> in it (forced down the unicode consortium's throat by the
Ben> japanese), but it is highly dispreferred.
People find it distasteful, but there is no standard alternative
except ISO 2022 ... which is precisely what we're trying to escape
from. I don't see any difference in principle from the BIDI markers,
which nobody seems to object to.
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