[Suppress-Script] Initial list of 300 languages

Randy Presuhn randy_presuhn at mindspring.com
Tue Mar 14 18:39:56 CET 2006

Hi -

> From: "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at sharplabs.com>
> To: "'Peter Constable'" <petercon at microsoft.com>; <ietf-languages at iana.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 9:18 AM
> Subject: RE: [Suppress-Script] Initial list of 300 languages
> Umm - all existing network printers are going to fail to
> "do something reasonable" if you send them ANY language
> tag that includes a script subtag - because they don't
> have parsers to take it apart - so they'll fall back to
> the administrator/manufacturer configured default document
> language.  This applies BOTH to external tags (in print
> protocols) and internal tags (in print datastreams, like
> PostScript or XML instance documents).

Let's work through a specific example.
Document tagged ga-Latg-IE. Printer defaults to en.
   (1) What will go wrong? 
   (2) How is this different from a document tagged en-US, which
        contains a single word which, if it had been tagged, would have
        been tagged ga-Latg-IE?


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