Re: language hints in code stream vs. SGML markup

Albert Lunde (
Fri, 20 Jan 95 14:20:25 EST

At 1:30 PM 1/20/95, Larry Masinter wrote:
>Language doesn't shift on a character by character basis. It does
>shift on a section-by-section basis if it shifts at all. It doesn't
>make sense to support <german>multi</><french>ling</><english>ual</>
>words on a character-by-character basis.

It does shift on a word by word and phrase by phrase basis, in multilingual
docs, i.e. English, Hebrew, and Greek in one paragraph.

We might also want to consider inter-relations between language changes,
font changes and character code changes. If we can find a common mechanism
for all it might be nice.

    Albert Lunde