From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 19:24:43 EST
At 12:57 11/5/2002, Timothy Partridge wrote:
>Doug Ewell recently said:
> > 1. Language tags may be useful for display issues.
>Another use for language tagging is the correct formation of ligatures. E.g.
>fi ligature is fine in English, but causes problems in Turkish because of
>confusion with undotted i.
See my previous message in this thread.
I don't think anyone is questioning that language tagging is a good and
useful thing. The question is whether using character codepoints as
language identifiers is a good thing. I'm inclined to the view that it is
not, and that language tagging should be handled, along with most (all?)
other tagging, at a higher level.
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