[sword-devel] multiple languages in modules

Daniel Owens dcowens76 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 13:54:54 MST 2012

On 10/12/2012 03:23 PM, Chris Little wrote:
> On 10/12/2012 5:44 AM, Daniel Owens wrote:
>> <foreign> is the xml way of indicating a language other than the
>> language of the document. So you surround Hebrew text with <foreign
>> xml:lang="heb">.
> A small sidenote, since you do encoding: "heb" is not a legal value 
> for xml:lang. This must be "he" or "hbo" if you mean Ancient Hebrew. 
> 2-letter language subtags from 639-2 are always required if they exist 
> (rather than 3-letter subtags from subsequent 639s). The details are 
> spelled out in BCP 47. You can also find the full current set of IANA 
> registered language subtags at:
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry
> --Chris
Okay, thanks. "heb" is more intuitive, so perhaps that is how it crept in.


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