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Re: rough sketch of a potential solution
At 08:29 03/11/17 -0500, Keith Moore wrote:
On Monday, November 17, 2003, at 03:08 AM, Martin Duerst wrote:
As I tried to explain in another mail, I'm not really clear on this.
The sender should not send an address that the receiver doesn't know
how to read.
The problem is that there may be multiple recipients and the sender may
not know which recipients can read which languages, or even if this is
known, the sender may not know alternative addresses for some of the
recipients. Consider a reply to a message that was originally sent to a
list of recipients, some of whom the sender knows and some of whom the
sender doesn't know. Either the original message or the reply could be in
multiple languages (say with multipart/alternative)
Do you have information on how often multiple languages (with multipart/
alternative or plaintext, but nevertheless parallel texts) are used?
My guess is that they are very rare. Preparing messages in multiple
languages is everything but cheap.