Date: Sun Sep 29 2002 - 13:53:14 EDT
> But should there not be some (possibly user-overridable) relationship
> between an NLS or similar tag (e.g. "lang" in HTML or xml:lang) and one of
> these so that a browser or word-processing app that knows what "language"
> (e.g. what RFC 3066 tag) is applied to the data can tell the
> layout/rendering sub-system what OT "language-system" tags to apply
> (assuming some API exists to do so)? Surely that is where we want to move
I think the idea is that, in a word processor for example, something
like 'Typographic system' would be set by the user as an independent layout
control, not directly linked to 'language'. This enables the user to select a
language to use for sorting, spellchecking, etc. (character level text
handling), and separately select a set of typographic conventions (glyph level
I suppose some developers may choose to pursue the direction you suggest, e.g.
relating default typographic conventions to the user's language setting.
I just make the fonts :)
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