Distinguishing Greek and Greek

Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Thu Mar 17 15:24:00 CET 2005

> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of JFC (Jefsey) Morfin

> 1. to display the language you need to support its script. Often the
> screen
> generator or the browser does not support them. The screen just
provides a
> link to a page on another site where a generator having the proper
> has been used. In Word, you have only a few character sets preloaded.
> you have no other alternative than to use the current script or to use
> icon.

First, I didn't realize that Word was typically used as a Web browser.
Secondly, I would guess that it could display 99% of all the text on the
Web encoded in Unicode or other industry standard encodings.

> Real life may be more complex than 3 descriptors language tags. (BTw
> is why we need 5 of them (which can default to 3 when we know 2, or
> to
> 1, when we know 4). But Word uses 5 and Microsoft has a good proven
> experience in the area).

Microsoft does not use 5-letter language identifiers.

Peter Constable

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