Re: Latvian and Marshallese Ad Hoc Report (cedilla and comma below)

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:32:50 +0100

On 21 Jun 2013, at 16:20, Khaled Hosny <> wrote:

>> Yeah, I don't believe that you can language-tag individual file names for such display as that is markup.
> Why do you need to? You only need one language, it is not like file names are multilingual high quality text books where every fine typographic detail for each language have to be respected.

I expect my Latvian filenames to appear as Latvian, and my Marshallese filenames to appear as Marshallese. The fact that the encoding was screwed up in the 1990s should not oblige compromise on that -- and that is not "fine typographic detail".

> Only the language that the user care about matters, and this can be easily inferred from the system locale, and passed down to the text rendering stack.

For the monolingual user.

Michael Everson *
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