Language attributes- what are they?

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at
Tue Jan 4 07:22:09 CET 2005

Hi -

> From: "Tex Texin" <tex at>
> To: "John Cowan" <jcowan at>
> Cc: <ietf-languages at>
> Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 2:43 AM
> Subject: Re: Language attributes- what are they?
> Just to be clear, I am not dismissing the example. I can imagine other cases
> that might be more common.
> I have in mind listing Japanese ideographs for a Chinese audience, requiring
> Japanese language tags to insure the right fonts are used as the text is
> rendered, and sorting by Chinese pronounciations of the characters (or some
> such).

A simpler case might be more enlightening.  If the list is in Chinese,
just knowing that it is in Chinese isn't sufficient to determine whether it
should be sorted by radical, stroke count, pinyin, or something else.


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