Re: Multilingual Documents [was: HTML forms and UTF-8]

From: Addison Phillips (
Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 11:52:40 EST

You're right: I stand corrected. Of course, I *know* about that feature...
so shucks, I feel a bit silly.

On the other hand, I could quibble about the "auto-detection" capabilities
(I believe this is based on keyboards). Tagging text manually is not
entirely convenient... but the feature *is* there. Perhaps if I had picked
on someone else the example would have made more sense: gentle readers, ask
yourself if your application can do this trick at even the document level...

----- Original Message -----
From: John Cowan <>
To: Unicode List <>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: Multilingual Documents [was: HTML forms and UTF-8]

Earthlink wrote:

> If, say, MS-Word really had a "multilingual" requirement, it would
> change spell-checkers and grammer-checkers when the language of the
> changed...... right?

It does. I typed the sentence (drawn from another mailing list)

I admit that I am not au fait with U.S. clothing terminology.

I selected "au fait", chose Tools/Language/Set Language/French (Standard)
ran a spelling check. All was well.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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