Re: Unicode Cyrillic GHE DE PE TE in Serbian

Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 13:25:07 EST

>Most proponents of language tagging mention its benefits in
       functions such as spell-checking. I was proposing a somewhat
       different use, selecting presentation glyphs based on the
       language. I haven't heard anyone else mention this before, so
       I doubt it's a high priority on any company's development list.

       This capability exists in OpenType. It is important; it has
       been mentioned before on this list, and probably will again; as
       always with I18N, it will take a while before we start seeing
       it show up in shipping software. Note that MS Word 2000 wants
       to tag text for language, so it has started, though they
       currently only use that info for proofing tools.

       By the way, use of Plane 14 tag characters is not necessarily
       how all or even many developers will choose to tag text for
       language. If text is tagges using ISO 639-2 codes, this can be
       done in markup (say, in an XML document) using Plane 0 (Basic
       Latin) characters. In a binary document file format, one can do
       anything they want.


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