User:GPHemsley/BCP 47/2011-06-27

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Call info

  • Monday, June 27, 17:00 UTC (10 AM PT, 12 PM CT, 1 PM ET)
  • 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 251 (US/INTL)
  • 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 251 (US)
  • #l10n for backchannel


  • Gordon P. Hemsley
  • Jonathan Kew
  • Simon Montagu
  • Kevin Scannell


  • Fonts really need a revamping
    • Really need to talk to UX
    • Current system is from legacy support for disparate encodings (irrelevant in the post-Unicode world)
    • The future will eliminate 'accept' and implement preferences using wildcards
    • Code today generally only cares about the Unicode character ranges to determine proper fonts, though knowledge of language could help focus that choice further
  • Project branch for all this work
    • Simon will help oversee things
  • Look into Unicode's CLDR to localize language, script, region, and variant names
  • Code changes will involve C/C++ changes
    • Mostly located in intl/locale/src/
    • Some graphics stuff in gfx/thebes/