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Re: Just a Little Explanaton for Veering (RE: Blueberry/Unicode/ XML)

> > There is no English word for Ruby (except the more general term
> > annotation" which does not capture it.)

 From: "Peter Flynn" <peter@silmaril.ie>
> Glosses come close.

Yes.  Actually, I would have preferred if ruby was gloss as part of
a general annotation element, but the i18n and HTML WG decided to
limit it to a format-related element rather than a logical element.
Also, gloss perhaps tends to evoke some idea of commentary, while
a ruby text seems to be for companion pronunciation/spellings mostly.

I still think this is unfortunate, but it would have been too difficult to
get passed through all the interested parties, I gather.

Rick Jelliffe