[TAG] lang="utf-8" makes Firefox use an ugly font
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Sun May 18 05:10:44 MSD 2008
On Sat, 17 May 2008, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 01:18:23PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Benno Schulenberg (bensberg at justemail.net):
> > > However, I'd still like to suggest you replace "utf-8" in the 'lang'
> > > attributes with "en", because utf-8 is not a language, and the
> > > language the Linux Gazette pages are written in is English.
> > Vraiment? Toujours?
> ??, grunds?tzlich. ??.
I think he was pointing out that utf-8 is not a language!
Linguistically speaking this you are correct in asserting that
utf-8 is not a language but the attribute is "lang" not "language"!
The "lang" attribute refers to the _encoding_ of an HTML page. Very
often pages are encoded in a way that is specific to a certain
language, which is why the attribute is called "lang".
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