ISSUE-6: Localization mechanism too restricted

Localization mechanism too restricted

State:
CLOSED
Product:
woff
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2010-12-15
Description:
6.2.1 Extended Metadata Block
http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/#Metadata

WG Reviewed: Yes

A Japanese font vendor would probably want a Japanese audience to see its name in kanji, but present a Latin transcription to non-Japanese viewers. To enable this, the localised version access mechanism (ie. use of the text element) should also apply to the content of the vendor element.

Likewise, a Tamil font designer would probably want their name in the credit element to be available in either Tamil or Latin scripts.

I'm therefore proposing that you extend the localization selection mechanism to vendor, credit and licensee elements (which would also reinforce the comment that proposes that the content of these elements be element content rather than attribute values).

I am assuming that this would not apply to the uniqueid element, by definition (even though it would be possible for markup authors to use non-ASCII text in the id itself).
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Current status:

Question, can this be circumvented by parens. Like "株式会社日立製作所 (Hitachi)"?

Richard Ishida, 14 Apr 2011, 18:19:12

Reply sent saying i18n WG "would still prefer to see alternative elements for localized text for vendor, credit and licensee information".

Richard Ishida, 2 Jun 2011, 09:02:28

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