Proposed general model for Serbo-Croatian continuum

Peter Constable petercon at
Tue Nov 26 18:21:09 CET 2013

Moreover, if you've already returned the content to the user and it's in a script they can't read, it's kind of late to detect that.


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To: Doug Ewell; John Cowan
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Subject: RE: Proposed general model for Serbo-Croatian continuum

> "Serbian" without a script subtag shouldn't necessarily cause suspicion.
> Sometimes things are obvious:
> <span lang="sr">Cвa људскa бићa рaђajу сe слoбoднa и jeднaкa у 
> дoстojaнству и прaвимa.</span>

Obvious to whom? Yes, you can analyze the text to find out what script it (probably) is in--but that's expensive to do in software. Obviously, humans can do this analysis instantly/visually, but that's not the point of metadata.
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