Unicode, xml:lang, and variant glyphs

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Thu Nov 5 15:55:28 GMT 1998

At 04:46 PM 11/5/98 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> > The primary purpose of xml:lang, as far as I am concerned, should be to
>> > convey the information lost by ISO 10646 unification: where the
>> > Japanese and Chinese glyphs

The *only* purpose of xml:lang is to say what language it's in.
You need to know this for a *lot* more than picking glyphs. -Tim

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