Re: Exemplifying apostrophes

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon May 26 2008 - 19:57:23 CDT

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    On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Behnam <> wrote:
    > Oh well. Any other solution? This is the language we are talking about and
    > here is Unicode isn't it. Unicode can't bury language in technicalities can
    > it? All I'm asking is to identify what I'm writing now as 'English'.

    The question you have to answer is what's plain text, and why is this
    part of it. Generally, things that are stateful, like language tagging
    and italics are not considered plain text. It's not that they're not
    important, it's just that it's agreed they should be done elsewhere.
    RTL pretty much had to be done here, but most of the rest of these
    don't and aren't. I'd note that all of RFC 3066 including the
    standards it references is actually quite a chunk of text, and I'd
    kick language tagging to a higher level protocol for that reason

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