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Re: lang attribute for foreign words found in Merriam Webster's dictionary?


From: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Date: Apr 21, 2015 6:04PM

- ct612x@

21.04.2015, 23:36, "Cliff Tyllick" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
> Well, John, if you ever want a croy-sant here in Texas, you'd better learn how to ask for it! <grin />

I wouldn't mark up croissant, ennui, realpolitik or zeitgeist, but I would mark up "joie de vivre". I'd wonder about machtpolitik - and probably ask someone to check it so I could decide. Or maybe I'd take the hint that my spellcheck didn't flag them and assume there's a reasonable chance they'll be fine, unless I'm really concerned.

On the other hand, to write accessibly unless I had a specific reason for using obscure words I would avoid them in the first place…



(Cliff wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
> Although its spellcheck often saves me, all goofs in sent messages are its fault.

Yes, that is the case for all dumb ideas my mail client allowed into my mail messages ;) )

Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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