ID for language-invariant strings

Karen_Broome at Karen_Broome at
Thu Mar 20 22:11:42 CET 2008

Niall wrote on 03/20/2008 04:00:46 AM:

> But the point I'm trying to make is that while the data may usually 
> be of a linguistic form, the *field* that you are entering the data 
> into is non-linguistic. The table you showed us was a list of 
> localised font names with the language of use as a key for lookup. 
> The value you are querying here is not for use in any language
> As this value is intended for non-linguistic use, I don't see a 
> problem with ZXX.

I think there's a difference between identifying the language of audio or 
written *content* contained in a field and identifying the linguistic 
intentions or properties of a field. Maybe that's splitting the hair too 
fine, but I see a distinction. 

For what it's worth,

Karen Broome

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