[rfc-i] For v3: language tagging, but only where useful

Leonard Rosenthol lrosenth at adobe.com
Mon Jan 13 13:01:37 PST 2014


However, deprecated does NOT mean that you can't use them if you have a
use case where no other alternative is possible.

I had a long talk with the Unicode folks about this issue as their choice
to deprecate it impacts a variety of existing standards (incl. PDF) that
utilize this feature.

Leonard

On 1/13/14 5:06 PM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

>On 2014-01-13 17:04, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2014-01-13 16:53, Nico Williams wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Proposal: extend the concept of language tagging to at least examples
>>>> and contact information to address potential CJK font confusion.
>>>
>>> Unicode does have language tag codepoints.  Often their use is not
>>> appropriate, but here I think they would be (especially for names or
>>> addresses involving multiple languages, which is not something I'd
>>> expect frequently, but also not something I'd want to preclude ut of
>>> hand).
>>
>> We already have xml:lang; we just need to allow it in more places. Isn't
>> that sufficient?
>>
>> Best regards, Julian
>
>Also, 
><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_control_characters#Language_tags>
>says:
>
>"The tag characters have become deprecated in Unicode 5.1 (2008)."
>
>Best regards, Julian
>
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