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Re: Just a Little Explanaton for Veering (RE: Blueberry/Unicode/ XML)
- From: Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 17:05:17 +0800
> > There is no English word for Ruby (except the more general term
> > annotation" which does not capture it.)
From: "Peter Flynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.